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The Russian federal official who wants to beat Alexey Navalny to a pulp has messed up the paperwork in his defamation lawsuit against Navalny

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Moscow’s Lublin District Court has delayed the hearing of a defamation lawsuit brought by National Guard chief Viktor Zolotov against anti-corruption activist Alexey Navalny, finding that Zolotov’s paperwork is incomplete. The pugilistic federal official has until January 9 to fill in the blanks, or the court will throw out the case.

The 1-million-ruble ($15,000) lawsuit relates in part to Navalny’s corruption allegations against the National Guard’s leadership involving property holdings. The activist faces a second defamation lawsuit filed by the “Friendship of the Peoples” company, which Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation has accused of having personal connections to Zolotov and selling food products to the National Guard at inflated prices.