Regarding freedom of Government to pretty much do as it pleases in Russia
Igor Sechin, the head of state-run gas giant Rosneft and a close ally of
President Vladimir Putin, is suing Russia's leading business newspaper
Vedomosti for "wrongful interference in government activity," Forbes
Russia reported Friday.
Sechin took offense to an editorial that examined the possible reasons
for and benefits of his transitioning from the government to his top
Rosneft job in 2012.
Coming after Forbes Russia
tasted the fruits of the same law;
Last month, Sechin successfully sued Forbes Russia and daily newspaper
Komsomolskaya Pravda for calling him Russia's highest-grossing CEO and
estimating his 2013 salary at $50 million, with the court ordering the
newspapers retract the statements.
Unfortunate, the waste of scarce resources to accomplish what Stalin would have simply decreed (and had the journalists shot).
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