Deripaska filed a lawsuit for the protection of honor and dignity against Tinkov and Meta

Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska has filed a defamation suit against businessman Oleg Tinkov and Meta. It will be considered by the Ust-Labinsky District Court of the Krasnodar Territory at a meeting on August 16. The lawsuit was filed on May 30th.

As Deripaska's lawyer Alexei Melnikov told Interfax, the reason for filing the lawsuit was Tinkov's insulting remarks addressed to him on his Facebook page.

“We ask the court to recognize the information disseminated by Tinkov as false, discrediting the honor, dignity and business reputation of Oleg Vladimirovich, and also to recover compensation from Tinkov for moral and reputational damage in the amount of 2 billion rubles,” the businessman’s lawyer explained.

Melnikov also added that Deripaska has no financial requirements for Meta. From her, the plaintiff through the court requires only to remove "information that does not correspond to reality."

In April 2022, Oleg Tinkov, also in the comments on his Instagram post, replied to one of the users who compared him with Deripaska that he was “an oligarch and a thief”, and he himself was an “honest entrepreneur”.

Tinkov has repeatedly spoken publicly condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine. In his opinion, 90% of Russians do not support the war. In April, the day after the publication of his anti-war post, the presidential administration contacted the leadership of Tinkoff Bank and threatened to nationalize it if the company did not cut ties with the founder. Tinkov said the Kremlin forced him to sell the bank for "3% of its real value." As a result, the entrepreneur sold a 35 percent stake to Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin. Tinkov himself does not live in Russia.

After the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, businessman Oleg Deripaska was subject to EU and US sanctions.

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