MOSCOW, April 25 - RAPSI. The Moscow Commercial Court will review for the second time on May 14 the UniversStroyLux's lawsuit to recover from the Moscow government $19.4 million in debt to construct a palace in the Kolomenskoye park and preserve.
UniversStroyLux sought to recover its debt under a 2009 state palace renovation contract. The Moscow Commercial Court ruled on September 14 to recover from the Moscow government 548 million rubles ($18.6 million) in unjustified enrichment, but refused to collect 22.23 million rubles ($754,700) in interest. The judgment came into force in November.
The claimant maintains that the Moscow government did not pay for the project in full as the design estimate documents were revised from time to time given the project's unique character. The developer also said the property had been commissioned and is now operated by the park.
Meanwhile, the Moscow government's lawyer objected to the lawsuit, stating that the project cost was fixed and was not subject to any adjustments.
UniversStroyLux is a Moscow-based development company engaged in design, construction and renovation.
Built in the 17th century, Tsar Alexis I's palace was a wooden architectural masterpiece. It was ultimately dismantled, but its blueprints survived and were later used to restore the property.