In Barnaul, unknown assailants attacked a military journalist Grigory Pasko, he reported reported on his page on the social network Facebook.
The radio station «Echo of Moscow» journalist said: «Today at 11:25 local time in Barnaul, near the hotel «Snail» on the street Korolenko… Well, not approached, they walked pass by, like two bulls, and when we passed each other, one of them slashed me in the head very, very good, apparently, a trained blow, and the man was not weak. I fell on my knee and stood in a rack, and then like this… then nothing serious happened in terms of fighting. But he said «leave our city, we’re gonna get you». That’s really it. Then I went to the police wrote a statement and now going to the medical examination».
Characteristically, on the eve of one of the local media published an article by a local activist,which, according to Pasko, threatened in his address.Human rights activist Pavel Chikov argues in his blog on the social network Twitter that the journalist was shadowed.
«Novaya Gazeta» recalls that in 2001, Grigory Pasko was convicted of treason and espionage. This sensational story began in 1996 when, as a captain of the second rank, Pasko was working in Vladivostok in the newspaper of Pacific fleet «Fighting watch», while it was published in the Japanese newspaper Asahi and collaborated with Japanese public broadcaster NHK.
After release of the material Pasko about the level of radiation safety for the environment in the places of basing of Russian submarines in 1997, the FSB arrested the journalist, accusing him of treason. Investigators claimed that Pasko was sold to the Japanese secret materials about the Navy
The court came to the conclusion that Pasko had the right to be present at a meeting of the staff of the Pacific fleet, which allegedly collected secret information at the request of a Japanese journalist. In January 2003, the journalist was released on PAROLE.
Recall that in may 2015, Vladimir Putin has made changes to the list of information classified as state secrets. In particular, the paragraph relating to state secrets, which looked like an «information revealing the loss of personnel in war time», was supplemented with the words «in peacetime, the period of special operations.» Later judge of the Supreme court Yury Ivanenko admitted Putin’s decree is not contrary to the law.