Independent journalist, Dmitry Tsilikin was found dead in his St. Petersburg apartment on Friday.
Police said fifty-four-year-old Tsilikin was stabbed multiple times and appeared to have been dead for at least two days. Authorities said his computer and cell phone were both missing.
Tsilikin, a known writer of social issues and civil rights, also contributed to other cultural and music related writings featured in several media outlets including Chas Pik, Kommersant, The Moscow News, and Vedomosti.
Police said they have no suspect or suspects at this time but that they are investigating the case.