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Troitsky Loses 50 Kopeks

Prominent rock critic Artemy Troitsky and the liberal Novaya Gazeta newspaper will pay 50 kopeks ($0.01) apiece in a defamation lawsuit filed by former Kremlin insider Vladimir Kiselyov, who heads the Federation charity, a Moscow court ruled Wednesday, Interfax said.

Kiselyov earlier won similar lawsuits against Kommersant and Moskovsky Komsomolets dailies. His suit against movie star and philanthropist Chulpan Khamatova is pending.

Troitsky, who faces unrelated defamation suits from a retired policeman and a rock star whom he accused of servility toward the Kremlin, promised to appeal Wednesday's ruling.

(MT)

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