MOSCOW, December 18 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Lyublinsky District Court on Friday ordered recovery of 350,000 rubles (about $5,000) from Alexey Navalny in favor of Alexander Udodov for defamation, RAPSI was told in the court.

The court recognized statements distributed by the blogger as defaming and untrue.

The plaintiff demands refutation of statements about his allegedly unjust enrichment distributed by the blogger and financial compensation in the amount of 500,000 rubles (about $7,000) for moral damage.

Alexander Udodov is Russian businessman and developer. Since 2015, he has been a member of board of the Eurasian Pipeline Consortium and majority owner of several realty companies and food manufacturing enterprises.