Support The Moscow Times!

Now is the time to support independent reporting from Russia!

Contribute Today

Maxi-Group Head Detained

Maxi-Group founder Nikolai Maximov was detained by police in Moscow in connection with a legal dispute involving Novolipetsk Steel, according to his lawyer, Leonid Matveyev.

Maximov sold Maxi-Group, operator of mini steel mills in the Ural Mountains, to Novolipetsk in 2007. The parties have been fighting over completion of payments and the repayment of Maxi-Group's debt. Novolipetsk didn't request Maximov's detention, said a spokesman for the company.


Read more

Russia media is under attack.

At least 10 independent media outlets have been blocked or closed down over their coverage of the war in Ukraine.

The Moscow Times needs your help more than ever as we cover this devastating invasion and its sweeping impacts on Russian society.