MOSCOW, August 16 (RAPSI – The Moscow City Duma Communist lawmaker Pavel Tarasov has challenged dismissal of his defamation lawsuit against famous Russian TV and radio host Vladimir Solovyev, the Moscow City Court’s press service has told RAPSI.

The court will consider the appeal on September 20.

In February, Moscow’s Savelovsky District Court dismissed Tarasov’s lawsuit. The lawmaker demanded to recognize information about him distributed by Solovyev during one of his radio airs as false. The journalist accused the plaintiff of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the claim.

Moreover, Tarasov sought for compensation of moral harm in the amount of 1 million rubles (about $14,000).