You thought there was dissent inside the U.S. environmental movement? Welcome to Russia, where last summer a band of 20 protestors outside a nuclear reprocessing plant was attacked by masked thugs with bats and pipes, leaving one dead from a cracked skull. One of the attackers turned out to be Pavel Rikhvanova, the 19-year-old son of Marina Rikhvanova — one of Russia’s most famous environmental protestors, and the woman who had organized the very protest he assaulted.
The story involves Russian security services, muggers, anarchists, soccer hooligans, a heartbroken mother, and dark charges of conspiracy. Somebody should make a movie from it.