MOSCOW, January 11 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Cheremushkinsky District Court will hear a 10 million-ruble (over $130,000) defamation claim filed by businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin against figures in opposition Alexey Navalny and Vladimir Milov on January 19, the court’s press service told RAPSI.
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.