Support The Moscow Times!

RusAl Lawyers Miss Hearing

United Company RusAl said a Caribbean judge started hearings in its dispute with Norilsk Nickel before its lawyers could appear in court.

A judge flew into Nevis unexpectedly to hold the hearings over the weekend, before RusAl's London-based lawyers could attend the proceedings, RusAl said Monday.

The judge lifted a freeze on Norilsk's ability to vote as much as 15 percent of its shares held by subsidiaries amid a dispute with RusAl over management at Norilsk — which is 25 percent owned by RusAl.


Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world.

Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from domestic violence and LGBT issues to the climate crisis and a secretive nuclear blast that exposed unknowing doctors to radiation.

Please consider making a one-time donation — or better still a recurring donation — to The Moscow Times to help us continue producing vital, high-quality journalism about the world's largest country.