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Russian Businessman Sues Forbes For Libel

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One of the Russia’s richest businessmen and stormiest politicians filed a libel suit against Forbes magazine Wednesday, saying the magazine defamed him by linking him to shady business deals and the murder of a leading journalist.

The suit against Forbes was filed in London by Boris Berezovsky, the deputy secretary of Russia’s National Security Council, who made a fortune from a car dealership, and oil and media investments before being named to his security post in October. He was joined in the suit by Nikolai Glushkov, the first deputy managing director of the Russian airline Aeroflot, whom the article described as a convicted thief who may be involved in a plot to siphon money from the airline.

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