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Students exchange company appeals dismissal of lawsuit against US Embassy

17:17 11/11/2011

MOSCOW, November 11 - RAPSI, Alyona Yegorova. A commercial court of appeals will hear on December 7 an appeal of the Youth Center against a court decision to dismiss its defamation lawsuit against the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) on Friday.

The Youth Center is a company engaged in the international cultural exchange programs for young people.

The Youth Center sought Embassy's apologies for a letter denying the plaintiff accreditation. The letter was also sent to the company's U.S. partners, which later stopped any further cooperation, company representative Vladimir Zinenko told at the court.

Zinenko said the letter referred to possible reasons for the denial, specifically the absence of a license for Russian citizens' employment abroad, non-existent companies or companies incompatible with the Work and Travel USA program on the 2010 employers' list as well as involvement of one or more company's employees in criminal activities.

According to Zinenko, such statements are false: the company has supplied the court with the documents confirming that it does hold such license and none of its employees were convicted.

The Youth Center also requested sending apologies to its U.S. colleagues.

Representatives of the U.S .Embassy have failed to appear in court. RAPSI has yet to obtain comments from the Embassy.

The Moscow Commercial Court dismissed the company's lawsuit on September 29.

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17:17 11/11/2011 A commercial court of appeals will hear on December 7 an appeal of the Youth Center against a court decision to dismiss its defamation lawsuit against the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
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