Evgeny Prigozhin has filed a lawsuit against Echo of Moscow. Due to the fact that on the air he was called “the owner of PMC Wagner”
Businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin filed a lawsuit against Echo of Moscow and its editor-in-chief Alexei Venediktov, as well as the editor-in-chief of the radio station’s website, Vitaly Ruvinsky.
“The plaintiff insists that the information that Yevgeny Viktorovich [Prigozhin] is the ‘owner of Wagner PMC’ is recognized as untrue, and demands the removal and refutation of this information,” the press service of Prigozhin’s Concord company said.
If the information that Prigozhin considers to be untrue is not deleted, the businessman asks the court to impose a fine of 200 thousand rubles, as well as “collect from the defendants 30 thousand rubles a day in case of further non-execution of the court’s decision.”
Yevgeny Prigozhin The media call a person especially close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Prigozhin is associated with the Wagner PMC, whose mercenaries work outside of Russia, as well as the “troll factory” in Olgino.
Prigozhin has repeatedly filed with the courts, demanding to refute unreliable, in his opinion, information. For example, Prigozhin is suing Meduza .
In 2016, Prigozhin, appealing to the “right to be forgotten,” through the courts demanded that Yandex, Google and Mail.ru remove publications related to him from search results, in particular, articles about the “troll factory” and state contracts for servicing facilities. Ministry of Defense received by related companies. The businessman later refused from claims against Yandex and Mail.Ru , and the court did not accept the claim against Google.