Сourt accepted lawsuit to protect Usmanov's honor and dignity
On May 18, the judge will invite the parties to consider the issue of a settlement agreement.
Today, the Lublinsky Court of Moscow accepted the lawsuit of businessman Alisher Usmanov on the protection of honor and dignity versus oppositionist Alexey Navalny and his Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK). It is an investigation of FBK, where FBK asserted that the oligarch donated a plot of land near Rublevskoye Highway to the Prime Minister.
The pre-trial preparation for a civil suit is scheduled for May 18. The court will invite the parties to consider the issue of concluding an amicable agreement, in case of impossibility of which the court will set a date of claim's consideration on the merits.
Court spokeswoman Lyudmila Morozova notes that there are no financial claims on the lawsuit. Usmanov asks to oblige Navalny to refute information, which, according to him, does not correspond to reality.
As the CrimeRussia previously reported, Usmanov's lawsuit against Navalny and the Anti-Corruption Fund was registered on the court's website on April 12. The reason for the claim was published in March this year, a FBK's film investigation "He Is Not Your Dimon", which states that Dmitry Medvedev owns and manages several expensive real estate through social funds. In particular, as stated in the investigation, Medvedev's classmate Ilya Eliseev and the Sotsgosproekt associated fund received a plot of land with a house in the village of Znamenskoe on the Rublevskoye Highway worth 5 billion rubles ($88m) from Alisher Usmanov under a donation agreement. Usmanov called the statements of FBK and Navalny slander.
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