From Reuters :
Russia tennis player Anna Chakvetadze (above) escaped unharmed after several men broke into her house in southwest Moscow early on Tuesday, police said.
“Five to six unknown people wearing masks climbed over the fence of the country house at about 4:00 a.m. Moscow time (1:00 a.m. British time), then broke into the house and tied her parents up,” a police spokesman was quoted as saying by the Russian media.
“They took money and valuables worth some five million roubles (over 99,300 pounds).”
Her father Jamal appeared on Russian television, showing scabbed-over bruises on his scalp, cheek and forehead.
“They started to beat me up, I resisted, then they hit me either with their hands or a pistol. It was dark, told me I had a child there, reminded me about it, so that I gave them everything. So I did,” Jamal Chakvetadze told Russian television.
Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpishchev later said that 20-year-old Chakvetadze was not hurt in the incident.
Coming in a future edition of Pravda : Jason Whitlockov on the insidious hip-hop culture that led to the above robbery.