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The TV channel «Rain» has paid compensation for a survey about the siege of Leningrad

«Rain» has paid 100,000 rubles on the suit of the St. Petersburg pensioners, which insulted conducted on this channel poll about the siege of Leningrad. This was announced 24 February, the Director of the Federal bailiff service (FSSP) Arthur Parfenchikov on his page on the social network Twitter.

Recall that in January 2014 on the channel’s website published a poll titled «do was to hand over Leningrad to preserve hundreds thousands lives». Around that sparked a national scandal, which caused a lot of negative feedback and was regarded as a justification of Nazism.

The TV station has recognized the survey mistake and brought him an apology, but soon found himself on the verge of extinction, since large cable operators, one after another began to disable its broadcasting. Later the channel had problems with the landlord of the premises where broadcasting took place. Eventually the channel had to change the location of the editorial office.

In addition, to «Rain» were filed dozens of lawsuits from citizens. In August 2014, the Zamoskvoretsky district court Mosquitolike satisfied the claim of two St. Petersburg pensioners. One of the plaintiffs was the Chairman of the St. Petersburg municipal Union of pensioners Boris Ivchenko, who demanded to recover from channel 50 million rubles. Second, the plaintiff Yuri Antonov praised inflicted by survey in moral damage one million rubles.

Ultimately, the court combined the two lawsuits, recognizing the survey degrading applicants, but significantly reduced the amount of compensation by requiring the channel to pay 100 thousand rubles to each of them. «Rain» appealed the verdict in the Moscow city court, but in vain, reminds the website

The TV channel «Rain» has paid compensation for a survey about the siege of Leningrad 24.02.2016

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