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Rosneft CEO wins lawsuit against newspaper over luxury yacht claims

October 10, 2016, 15:21 UTC+3

The deputy editor-in-chief of the paper plans to challenge the ruling

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MOSCOW, October 10. /TASS/. Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin won a defamation lawsuit against the Novaya Gazeta paper, a TASS correspondent reported from the courtroom.

Moscow’s Basmanny court "ruled to satisfy the demand of Sechin - to recognize the information in the article "The Secret of Princess Olga" as inconsistent with reality and to publish a retraction," the judge said.

The deputy editor-in-chief of the paper, Sergey Sokolov, has announced the plans to challenge the ruling. "If this is needed, we will come to the Supreme Court," he said.

Sechin insisted that Novaya Gazeta should admit that the article, which alleges that he might be linked to one of the world’s most luxurious and expensive yachts, is not true to the fact.

In mid-September, the Rosneft CEO won a defamation lawsuit against the respected business daily Vedomosti over a publication on building a house in the village of Barvikha in the Moscow region.

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