According to the press secretary of the court, pre-trial preparation is scheduled for May 27.

As noted, the statements of the Kremlin representative to journalists about Navalny and the CIA were the subject of the controversy.

In particular, "given that the CIA specialists work with the patient, everything that he voices is what this organization puts into his mouth" and "it is better if this organization conducts a dialogue not with us through him, but directly with their Russian colleagues - SVR, GRU and other special services. "

Navalny asks to recognize these words as untrue and discrediting his honor, dignity and business reputation, as well as to publish a refutation.

Previously, the lawsuit was left without progress to correct deficiencies.

Navalny is serving time in a colony in the Vladimir region.

On February 2, his suspended sentence in the case of embezzlement of Yves Rocher funds was replaced with a real one and was sentenced to three and a half years in a general regime colony, while he was credited with being under house arrest.