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The owner of Forbes Russia is suing his former chief editor


Alexander Fedotov, the owner of Forbes Russia, has filed two lawsuits against the outlet’s former chief editor, Nikolai Uskov, according to the communications director for Fedotov’s holding company, ACMG.

Uskov was fired in June 2018, officially for failing to show up for work. He is suing to be reinstated at Forbes Russia, arguing that Fedotov dismissed him illegally because of a personal conflict. Nikolai Mazurin replaced Uskov as acting chief editor. In late July, the Forbes Russia editorial staff asked state prosecutors to investigate the disappearance of an article about the Magomedov brothers’ family wealth from the outlet’s August issue. Immediately afterwards, Fedotov removed Mazurin from his post.