Moscow City Court legalized decision on case over memoirs of KGB first Head
The appeal complaint of adviser of Rosgvardia Head and publicist Aleksander Khinshtein was rejected.
The Moscow City Court refused satisfaction of the appeal to adviser of director of Rosgvardia and publicist Aleksander Khinshtein on the case of memoirs of first Head of the Committee for State Security (KGB) Ivan Serov.
Earlier, the Presnensky Court of the capital decided that historian Boris Sokolov did not make any demonizing statements. “We specified that we had a conclusion of linguistic experts who confirmed that the historian expressed the opinion, and other party did not appeal for purpose of examination, their position was not supported with anything”, - lawyer of the human rights group Komanda 29 Darya Sukhikh told then Kommersant.
To recall, after the publication of Ivan Serov's memoirs of a Note From a Suitcase on air of Ekho Moskvy radio in 2016, the historian Boris Sokolov assumed that the work is based on the forged documents, but not on allegedly found by relatives records of the intelligence agent. In October, 2016 mister Khinshtein and Vera Serova, granddaughter of the KGB Head, submitted a claim for honor and dignity protection to radio station and Boris Sokolov. On a court session the claimants brought suitcases with originals of diaries. Nevertheless, the court rejected their claim.
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