A second journalist has been attacked in the Moscow region following Saturday's reported assault on Oleg Kashin, which caused the reporter to be placed into an induced coma.

Regional newspaper journalist Anatoly Adamchuk was attacked by two men outside his newspaper's office in south east Moscow, Reuters reports. It is understood that he suffered a concussion and other minor injuries.

According to reports, Adamchuk's colleagues believe the attack is linked to his coverage of plans to log a nearby forest to build a controversial highway.

The report follows news that Kommersant's political correspondent Oleg Kashin was beaten in Moscow on Saturday. According to the Reuters report his injuries left him in a coma with broken legs, fingers, a damaged skull and fractured jaws.

Following the attack on Kashin, President Dmitry Medvedev called on the prosecutor general and the interior ministry to take "special control" of the investigation.

The attack also sparked an open letter from 26 media outlets and journalists calling on the president to ensure greater protections for journalists, while the Committee to Protect Journalists' executive director also gave a statement condemning the attack and calling for action.

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