Dmitry Muratov, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning Russian journalist, was attacked while traveling a train in Russia (photos)

Dmitry Muratov, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning Russian journalist, has disclosed that he was assaulted on a train from Moscow to Samara. Muratov, the editor-in-chief of the Russian tabloid Novaya Gazeta, an independent media source critical of the country’s leadership and the war on Ukraine, claims that an unidentified guy yelled at him and flung red paint at him while he was riding in a train.

The journalist added the attacker allegedly said, “Muratov, here’s one for our boys,” possibly referring to the Russian military, on his official Telegram page, Novaya Gazeta Europe.

“They filled the chamber with acetone-based oil paint. My eyes are quite irritated, “According to Novaya Gazeta Europe, Muratov remarked after the attack.

Nobel Peace Prize-winning Russia journalist, Dmitry Muratov attacked while riding train in Russia (photos)

Blood-red paint covered his body and clothes, as well as the train compartment and his things, in photos taken after the incident.

Muratov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last year for his work with Novaya Gazeta, a newspaper he co-founded in 1991. The publication became a proponent of Russian democracy and freedom of expression. Six of the newspaper’s journalists, however, have been killed as a result of their work criticizing the Russian government and military throughout the years.

Following government pressure, the newspaper was compelled to halt publication. Some of the paper’s journalists left Russia and created Novaya Gazeta Europe, a media organization that is separate from its Russian parent.

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