MOSCOW, January 28 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Lyublinsky District Court will hear a 10 million-ruble (over $130,000) defamation lawsuit lodged by businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin against Alexey Navalny on March 10, the court’s press service told RAPSI on Thursday.
Another defendant is Navalny’s ally Vladimir Milov.
According to the lawsuit’s version published on the website of Concord Company, Prigozhin demands to declare statements calling him bandit and child prostitution convict disseminated by the defendants defaming and untrue.
Earlier, the businessman lodged another suit against Navalny with the Lyblinsky District Court. The tycoon seeks to recover 5 million rubles in compensation for moral harm inflicted by false discrediting information distributed by the blogger. Moreover, Prigozhin asks the court to recognize disseminated statements calling him “a dangerous special criminal funding a private military company responsible for hundreds of human lives” as inaccurate.