Russian Railways Boss Sues New York Times for Libel
Vladimir Yakunin is suing The New York Times in a Russian court for libel, saying the newspaper has erroneously accused him of breaking the law
This article originally appeared in The Moscow Times
Vladimir Yakunin, head of Russia's railroad monopoly Russian Railways, is suing The New York Times in a Russian court for libel, saying the respected U.S. newspaper has erroneously accused him of breaking the law, Russian news agencies reported Monday.
Yakunin, who has been sanctioned by the U.S. government over Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis, is not a seeking a cash settlement from the newspaper but rather a retraction to be printed in Russia, the United States, Germany and Austria, news agencies TASS and RAPSI reported, citing Yakunin's lawyer.
The lawsuit was prompted by an article printed on April 27 last year, TASS reported.
Court proceedings are scheduled to begin on Feb. 19, RAPSI reported.
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