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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Luzhkov Wins Libel Lawsuit Against Right Cause Co-Leader

A Moscow court on Tuesday ordered Right Cause party co-leader Leonid Gozman to pay 50,000 rubles ($1,720) to Mayor Yury Luzhkov in a defamation lawsuit.

The court also ordered Ren-TV, which aired Gozman’s call for Luzhkov to be held responsible for corruption in Moscow on its on July 14, to pay the mayor 20,000 rubles ($690), Interfax reported. Luzhkov had asked the court to fine Gozman 500,000 rubles ($16,640). Gozman said he would appeal.