Bulk Usmanov was invited to the debates

Alexei Navalny

Oppositionist Alexei Navalny said he was ready to participate in public debate on television with businessman Alisher Usmanov, who put forward against him in the lawsuit on protection of honor and dignity. He said this during the broadcast on your YouTube channel.

“Today a lot of the media wrote that they are ready to organize some kind of debate. Turning including Alisher Usmanov Usmanov, saying that I’m willing to participate in them. If you are not afraid of dialogue, if you are willing to not answer in video mode and in the mode of debate — please, I’m not afraid,” — said Navalny.

May 18, Alisher Usmanov wrote an appeal to the Internet audience on the eve of litigation with Alexei Navalny, who is the defendant in an action for slander of entrepreneur. In the 12-minute recording Usmanov denies the charges against him. Later, the opposition leader has promised to answer “the points” on this video.

May 18, the Lublin court of Moscow should begin preparing for trial on the claim Usmanov to Navalny on protection of honor and dignity. The businessman demanding the refutation of a number of public statements of opposition.