The Athens Court of Appeal is gathering for a session on Tuesday to discuss the extradition of ex-media magnate Vladimir Gusinsky to Russia, reported Gusinsky's lawyer Alexander Beryozin.
The Court of Appeal postponed the hearings on September 29 to give the Russian Prosecutor-General's Office time to collect more documents dealing with the case and send them to Athens.
The Prosecutor-General's Office opened a criminal case against Gusinsky on September 17, 2000, following a check into Gazprom's inquiry. Gusinsky had charges of gross embezzlement brought up against him. On the basis of an inquiry sent to Greece, the Prosecutor-General's Office brought broader charges against Gusinsky. He was charged with money laundering.
"We should use shock therapy to sober up the Americans. In this case, the Americans will speak about the need to resume dialogue. There is no other option"
The United States is concerned about the current crisis in the relations with Russia and suggests returning to reasonable policies to avoid a nuclear war