Court postpones eviction suit against Georgian consular department in Moscow
MOSCOW, September 14- RAPSI, Sergei Feklyunin. The Moscow Commercial Court has postponed until October 7 its hearing of a suit for the eviction of the Department for Georgian Interests in Russia, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI).
A 1000 square meter mansion was rented by the Georgian Embassy until 2001. The building was later rented by the Georgian Locations History Center, which subsequently purchased the mansion at auction, and then sold it to Business Center Ostozhenka in 2007
The second floor of the mansion is currently occupied by the Department for Georgian Interests in Russia, which has served as the country's consular agency since March 4, 2009, following the post-Ossetian conflict break in diplomatic relations between Russia and Georgia.
Business Center Ostozhenka has argued that the department must be evicted from the building since it has failed to pay rent and utility bills
The court postponed hearings in order to allow the business center time to submit several documents, including debt calculations.
The court received the claim on September 1. It was earlier reported that the Business Center had sought over 25 million rubles ($828,000) in rent. However, the most recent court documents contain a 148 thousand ruble ($4,900) claim.