The editor of Russia’s most prominent opposition newspaper says he intends to arm his staff with guns that fire rubber bullets in light of recent attacks on journalists.

Novaya Gazeta editor Dmitry Muratov discussed his plans on October 26, two days after Tatyana Felgenhauer, a program host at Russia’s only independent news radio station, Ekho Moskvy, was stabbed in the station’s central Moscow studios.

Muratov told the station that the newspaper is buying “traumatic weapons” for its journalists, providing courses on how to use them, and taking other unspecified security measures.

“Traumatic weapons” usually refer to pistols that fire rubber bullets.


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