Major publishers' bankruptcy case to be heard in February
MOSCOW, January 24 - RAPSI, Alyona Yegorova. A commercial court will hear on February 15 the bankruptcy case of Sovetsky Pisatel Publishing House, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) on Tuesday.
Sovetsky Pisatel (Soviet Writer) Publishing House was established by the Union of Writers in 1934 and was one of the largest publishing houses in the USSR and Russia.
According to the media, after the Soviet Union's dissolution, the publishing house was owned by the association of writers' unions, then it was privatized along with its four-storey building in central Moscow and a printing plant. According to the case materials, the Moskovsky Komsomolets publishing house has been involved in a corporate dispute over the Sovetsky Pisatel.
Redaktsiya Zhurnala MK Bulvar (part of the Moskovsky Komsomolets publishing house) is the plaintiff.
In July 2011 the case hearings were suspended until the validity of dropping own-initiated bankruptcy case was established. As soon as the court approved it the Moscow Commercial Court resumed proceedings launched at MK Bulvar's request.