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Russia Update: June 24, 2015
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The Interpreter
Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
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Lyudmila (Lyuda) Savchuk, the former employee of Internet Research, Ltd., the company that runs the infamous "troll farm," has won a lawsuit against her employer.

Savchuk was suing for failure to provide a labor contract and dismissal order, unpaid wages, and compensation for moral damages, said Novaya Gazeta.

Ivan Pavlov, her lawyer, wrote an account on his Facebook (translated by The Interpreter):

Well, we expected a fight not for life, but death but it came out as "a little victorious war."

The trolls themselves didn't come to court, but they sent a girl lawyer to be eaten up. The girl lawyer agreed with our claims and proposed to pay Ludmila Savchuk all the compensations due.

Power is not in money however, but you understand in what. Therefore a continuation will follow. First, we must hold two meetings with Internet Research, Ltd., in order to discuss the terms of a peaceful settlement, one of which will take place right in the trolls' lair on Savuchkina Street.

Interesting prospects are opening up : )

His reference is likely to the fact that Internet Research's owner is believed to be related to Yevgeny Prigozhin, an entrepreneur with close ties to Putin. Likely the company settled quickly -- or appeared to settle -- to avoid more press scrutiny. 

Adrian Chen published a major expose of the "troll farm," tying it to a chemical plant disaster hoax in the US.

-- Catherine A. Fitzpatrick