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Russia's Richest Woman Sues Forbes Magazine


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A spokesman for Baturina's construction firm Inteko today said today that Baturina is seeking a total of 213,000 rubles ($8,100) in compensation over a quote attributed to her in the magazine's December edition.


The quote on the cover of the magazine said: "My protection is guaranteed.”


The spokesman said Baturina was misquoted, giving the impression that Inteko is supported by state organs.


A lawyer for the magazine's publisher, German media giant Axel Springer, told Interfax the suit is "unfounded."


(Reuters, Interfax)

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