Another state museum's lawsuit against Defense Ministry to be heard on Jul.27
MOSCOW, June 8- RAPSI. On July 27, the Moscow Commercial Court will hear a further lawsuit filed by the Arkhangelskoye Estate Museum against the Defense Ministry, the Russian Legal Information Agency reports on Friday. Arkhangelskoye is now seeking to cancel the order on the transfer of three land plots around the Estate Museum to the ministry.
Arkhangelskoye's representative has previously said that one of the disputed plots was later auctioned off to the Gradostroy company for 754.49 million rubles ($23.4 million).
The court concluded the preliminary hearing today and has scheduled the date to hear the case on its merits.
Arkhangelskoye is currently involved in two litigations against the Defense Ministry.
In its first statement of claim, Arkhangelskoye challenged the ministry's order to hold an auction on the sale of the land, as it believes that the disputed land should be managed by the Federal Agency for State Property Management.
In February the Moscow Commercial Court ruled for the claimant and invalidated the auction. However, the ministry has challenged the judgment; its appeal will be heard on June 13.