Account Mikhalkov has frozen funds

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotobanka Mikhalkov. Archival photoAccount Mikhalkov has frozen funds© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

Part of the funds in the Bank account of Nikita Mikhalkov temporarily frozen because of litigation, but the lawyers for the Director’s hope that the appellate court will annul or substantially revise the decision, the press service of the filmmaker.

Earlier it was reported that the Savelovsky court of Moscow refused to pay more than 2 million rubles in favor of Mikhalkov for publication in media articles about the «Tax on the blanks». The lawsuit was made by a number of media, in particular, the newspaper «Izvestia», magazine «FederalPress Media». Representatives Mikhalkov said they plan to challenge the court’s decision.

«At the moment part of the funds in the Bank account of Nikita Mikhalkov temporarily frozen due to litigation with one of the media. According to his lawyers, according to the results of appeal consideration the decision can be repealed or substantially revised to eliminate the recovery of costs in such amount», — stated in the message of press-service.

Mikhalkov himself has told RIA Novosti that «it’s just left the reserve, which must be for appeal.»

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