Translation: “All all all! Thank you for your support and love, guys. Everything will be fine with me. It’s pretty cool to breathe through a tube. Also, I had a full night’s sleep for the first time in 16 years on the radio. I will be with you soon — we’ll hug! Tanya F.”
“[Grits] injured the journalist, but explained that he had no intent to kill,” the Interfax news agency quoted an investigator telling a Moscow court.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call on Tuesday that Felgenhauer was attacked by a “madman.”
He categorically denied allegations the stabbing attack was influenced by the state-funded Rossia-24 television channel, which accused Felgenhauer and Ekho Moskvy of anti-Russian coverage.
“Trying to connect this to something, painting it in a certain color, is absolutely illogical and wrong,” Peskov was cited by the Interfax news agency as saying.
According to preliminary accounts, the attacker, who is suspected to suffer from a psychiatric condition, had personal motives.
But colleagues close to Felgenhauer have blamed state media, pointing to a general atmosphere of hostility toward journalists who are critical of the Kremlin. Ekho Moskvy is among a handful of remaining Kremlin-critical media outlets in the country.