Prominent Russian moviemaker’s lawsuit against RBC media dismissed
MOSCOW, April 15 (RAPSI) – The Gagarinsky District Court of Moscow has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by prominent Russian moviemaker Nikita Mikhalkov against RBC media group, RAPSI learnt in the courtroom on Friday.
Mikhalkov demanded to recover 2 million rubles ($30,300) from RBC in this case.
According to Mikhalkov’s press-service, the defamation lawsuit was filed after several articles were published on the www.rbc.ru website. On August 30, 2015 RBC published an article called: “The Interior Ministry began inspection of a firm associated with Mikhalkov after anonymous questioning” and on September 18 an article called: “Mikhalkov gets a right to collect tax on blanks [empty CD or DVD disks –ed.] for 10 more years”. Press-service said that these articles confuse readers by using false information against Nikita Mikhalkov.
Mikhalkov’s lawyer has not specified whether this ruling will be appealed or not.