Ex-senator and owner of the International Bank of St. Petersburg Sergey Bazhanov is trying to ban the press and the Internet from calling him a lieutenant colonel of the FSB.
In the fall of 2018, the licence of the IBSP bank owned by Bazhanov was revoked by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, and then, later, the bank itself, at the request of the same Central Bank of the Russian Federation, was declared bankrupt by the Arbitration Court of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.
About a year ago, St. Petersburg online publications Фонтанка.ру and 47news.ru published the unexpected information that Sergey Bazhanov is a lieutenant colonel of the FSB. These publications published as proof a photo of his military ID card, which shows that Bazhanov received his first rank in the then KGB of the USSR in 1987. The same photos show that Bazhanov received the last rank of Lieutenant Colonel of the FSB in 2003, being the owner of the IBSP.
In the future, judging by press publications, Bazhanov has left Russia and is now abroad, hiding from a criminal case initiated by the Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the North-Western Federal District in connection with the discovery by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation of a "hole" in the capital of IBSP in the amount of 13 billion rubles, as well as signs of the withdrawal of the bank's assets abroad.
Now, a year after the publications, Bazhanov decided to get rid of the" toxic "prefix" Lieutenant Colonel of the FSB " abroad and appealed to the Smolninsky District Court of St. Petersburg with three statements, where the interested parties are indicated:
- - the owner of the Internet resource Pikabu-M. S. Khryashchev (CASE No. 9-4400 / 2020 ~ M-3033/2020);
- - Yandex LLC (CASE NO. 9-4456 / 2020 ~ M-3034/2020);
- - Department of Roskomnadzor for the North-Western Federal District (CASE NO. 2-4461 / 2020 ~ M-2876/2020).
The first application was dismissed by the court, the second was returned to the applicant, and the third was finally accepted and scheduled for a hearing in September 2020.
Everything is fine in these cases! The fact that a banker with 30 years of experience in banking and an ex-senator was only able to submit an application for the third time, which was accepted by the court. The fact that the rank of lieutenant colonel of the FSB in the circumstances under consideration ceased to be a matter of pride for Bazhanov, and began to interfere with life abroad so much that it forced him to start lawsuits with Yandex and others! And of course, it is surprising that Bazhanov has never heard of the Barbara Streisand effect, which makes it impossible to conceal any information in the network and the press, since attempts to ban it tend to increase its spread.