Monday, September 13, 2010

Moscow Local Government to Sue Federal TV Channels

The government of the city of Moscow announced its intention to sue several federal Russian TV channels that broadcasted on September 10-12, 2010 programs sharply criticizing Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov and his wife Elena Baturina (who is widely regarded to be the wealthiest businesswoman in Russia). The Moscow government believes the corruption allegations against the Mayor are “outright lies.” The federal anti-Moscow-Mayor campaign was unleashed after an article by Luzhkov was published in the Rossiyskaya Gazeta. In that piece, the Mayor indirectly opposed the position taken by President Dmitry Medvedev concerning the proposed location of a new highway that will run from Moscow to St. Petersburg.

See the questionable film (“Delo v kepke”) here:

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