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Russia's Richest Woman Sues Forbes Magazine

Forbes magazine cover article on Baturina (ITAR-TASS) February 14, 2007 -- Yelena Baturina, Russia's richest woman and the wife of Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, has filed a defamation suit against the Russian edition of "Forbes" magazine --> /featuresarticle/2006/12/06497d5d-fc94-4374-bdd8-f17925ad5124.html .

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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