Businessman Mikhailov demands that Insider remove two articles about his membership in Solntsevskaya gang

Businessman Mikhailov demands that Insider remove two articles about his membership in Solntsevskaya gang
Sergey Mikhailov

In 2016, Mikhailov took advantage of the right to be forgotten, demanding that Yandex and Google delete the hits on requests "Sergey Mikhailov Mikhas," "Sergey Mikhailov Mikhas Solntsevo," "Sergey Mikhailov Solntsevo" and other similar wording.

Businessman Sergey Mikhailov demanded that Insider to remove articles about his membership in the Solntsevskaya gang, the edition says.

Mikhailov is called a gang member in two articles: "The Spanish investigation: head coach of Lokomotiv Semin and deputy Shamanov have ties with Solntsevskaya gang" and "Gangster Party candidate: Trump’s ties to Russian organized crime." The businessman said that he "did not permit to use his photos."

Insider stressed that Mikhailov's permission to publish his photos is not required since he is a public figure. Also, a photo taken from the materials of Spanish law enforcement agencies "is demonstrated in the context of a journalistic investigation of policy relevance."

"As for the membership of Sergey Mikhailov (Mikhas) in Solntsevskaya gang, the Insider quotes the data of the Spanish investigation, the FBI, and Russian Wikipedia, so the editorial board offered him to address these people," the newspaper writes.

Sergey Mikhailov repeatedly appealed to the courts out of his ties with Solntsevskaya gang. So, in the fall of 2017, the court ordered oppositionist Alexey Navalny to remove the article, in which Mikhailov is called "the leader of the Solntsevskaya gang." Mikhailov's suit against RBC was not granted. The businessman insists that the Solntsevskaya gang does not exist since it is not registered anywhere.

In 2016, Mikhailov took advantage of the right to be forgotten, demanding Yandex and Google delete the hits on requests "Sergey Mikhailov Mikhas," "Sergey Mikhailov Mikhas Solntsevo," "Sergey Mikhailov Solntsevo" and other similar wording.

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