Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Killing People for Their Moscow Apartments

Masha Gessen, who visits Thursday, March 8, writes on the New York Times blog about Russian "raiders" who seize valuable Moscow real estate by force and intimidation.

MOSCOW — A text message woke me up Friday morning: “Masha, Michael Shulman has had his head bashed in. He is in intensive care. Three attackers in view of a video camera — Kashin-style. A neurosurgeon is needed.”