The Moscow Arbitration Court satisfied Oleg Deripaska’s claim against Alexei Navalny, who spoke about the oligarch’s ties with the authorities in the Navalny LIVE program in 2019. About it writes Kommersant.
Initially, Deripaska asked to post a refutation of Navalny’s words on the politician’s website, but the court recalled that this resource was blocked. After that, representatives of the oligarch proposed to publish this text in Kommersant. “I offered any edition to the court, but since your newspaper is a leading business newspaper, and you were just in the hall, I decided it would be funny,” the oligarch’s lawyer told the newspaper’s correspondent.
In addition, the court ordered Navalny to pay 1 ruble as compensation – it was at this amount that Deripaska estimated the damage to his business reputation.
Deripaska filed in court against Navalny in March 2020. The oligarch demanded that the oppositionist refute the words that Deripaska’s business is developing in Russia thanks to obtaining large loans from state banks on non-market terms and refinancing them. Navalny himself linked the lawsuit to political pressure and the anniversary of the release of his investigation “He’s not Dimon for you” about Dmitry Medvedev.