Russian slashed, robbed in late-night attack


A lost Russian tourist was robbed and seriously injured after he was attacked by a group of Thai men.

Andrey Grishin, 38, suffered a deep knife wound to the shoulder around 4 a.m. Jan. 3 on a small side street opposite the Pattaya Palladium on Second Road. He was taken to Pattaya Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Rescue workers tend to the injured Russian tourist.Rescue workers tend to the injured Russian tourist.

Grishin told police he’d been walking back to his hotel when he made a wrong turn onto the dimly lit soi. There he encountered four Thais sitting and drinking. He joined them after being offered a drink.

Suddenly, he said, one of the men tried to slash him in the face with a knife. The Russian moved, but the knife still hit his shoulder and he collapsed. The men fled, but not before stealing all his belongings, except his passport.

Police believe the attackers are construction workers in the area and are pursuing an investigation.