The former head of the Railways requires the «Novaya Gazeta» five million rubles

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in potomacfever Yakunin. Archival photoThe former head of the Railways requires the «Novaya Gazeta» five million rubles© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

The former head of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin has submitted to «to the New newspaper» the claim about protection of business reputation, have informed RIA Novosti the representative Grigory Levchenko.

«According to the opinion of lawyers, in two articles in «the New newspaper» contains information that are not true and are insulting in nature,» he said, adding that he had asked out of court to publish a refutation, but the editors did not do that.

Levchenko said that from the newspaper is required to remove false information, to publish a refutation and to pay two million rubles as compensation for moral damage. In addition, another two million have to pay the journalist Irek Murtazin and a million — Andrei Sukhotin. If you win all the money will go to charity projects for the protection of children, said the Agency interlocutor.

As reported by RIA Novosti Deputy editor-in-chief «the New newspaper» Sergey Sokolov, the publication of the claim is not yet seen, but with the essence of the claim Yakunin familiar. According to Sokolov, he will be ready to give comments only after will familiarise with the document.

Deputy editor-in-chief added that earlier the paper was in correspondence with representatives of Yakunin, and from the publication «demanded the removal of some information.» «Our lawyers have considered that these claims were unjustified,» — said Sokolov.