On 28 July, the Law Society Gazette reported that poceedings brought by three Russian billionaires and a state-owned oil company against publishing house HarperCollins in the High Court began in London.  The case relates to the 2020 book Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West, which covers the emergence of Putin’s regime and the renaissance of the KGB.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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