Nikolai Uskov, former editor-in-chief of the Russian version of Forbes magazine, challenged his dismissal in court.
The lawsuit against the company AS RUS Media JSC was registered by the lawyer of the ex-editor-in-chief in the Presnensky Court of Moscow on July 6, according to the Federal News Agency.
According to Uskov, he strongly disagrees with the order to dismiss him and considers this decision one of the episodes of “the struggle between the owner of the license, Alexander Fedotov, and the editors of Forbes.”
Uskov was relieved of his post on June 9, 2018. Nikolai Mazurin, who previously held the post of editor-in-chief, was appointed acting editor-in-chief.
Uskov has headed Russian Forbes since January 2016. Prior to that, from 2003 to 2012, he was the editor-in-chief of the Russian version of GQ magazine. In 2012, the journalist headed Mikhail Prokhorov’s media group “Live!”, which at that time included the magazines “Snob”, “Russian Pioneer”, cable TV channel “Live!” and site snob.ru.
In early 2013, the group ceased to exist. It was decided to develop further only two projects – the TV channel “Live!” and “Snob”. Uskov became the head of the latter.