The son of iconic Soviet-era rock star Viktor Tsoi is suing a ruling United Russia party member and lawmaker, accusing him of intentionally spreading false information about his father.
Aleksandr Tsoi's lawyer said on April 24 that his client had officially filed a lawsuit with the Investigative Committee, asking it to make Yevgeny Fyodorov accountable for his interview last week to Russian journalists in which he said that Viktor Tsoi was a CIA "project" and that his popular perestroika-era songs had been actually written "in Holywood."
Tsoi's son has also demanded public apologies from Fyodorov and the State Duma's Ethics Committee.
Viktor Tsoi was extremely popular in the former Soviet Union in the late 1980s.
His sudden death in a car crash in 1990 was a shock for millions of his fans across the Soviet Union.
Based on reporting by RIA Novosti and rapsinews.ru