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The publisher of the book “Putin’s People” will remove the fragments that became the subject of dispute with Friedman and Aven

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HarperCollins agrees to remove excerpts from the book “Putin’s People”, due to which the co-owner of “Alfa Group” and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alfa Bank filed a lawsuit against him, writes The Guardian, citing a statement by business lawyer Hugh Tomlinson.

According to him, the publishing house concluded an amicable settlement with the plaintiffs, under which it will apologize. Lawyers HarperCollins noted that these are three paragraphs, and in an apology the company must indicate that The author of the book, Reuters special correspondent Catherine Belton, did not apply to businessmen for comment.

A lawsuit has been filed in London against Abramovich and Friedman against the publisher of a book about Putin

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Tomlinson, who also represents interests in court earlier stated that Fragments of Belton’s book clearly discredit the billionaire, who is described in them as “Putin’s cashier” and custodian of “dirty Kremlin funds.” The lawyer stressed that Belton’s book is based on the testimony of “unreliable” sources, such as ex-banker Sergei Pugachev, who fled Russia.

Abramovich sued HarperCollins in March this year. The billionaire believed that the statements in Belton’s book were detrimental to his reputation and the activities of his Chelsea football club. The lawsuits were later filed by Friedman and Aven, as well as former Forbes Golden Hundred member Shalva Chigirinsky.

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The investigative book “Putin’s People” was published in April 2020. She talks about strengthening the influence of members of President Vladimir Putin’s entourage and is based on comments, mostly on condition of anonymity. The Economist included this book in the list of major publications of 2020.

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