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Pavel Polosin: Alexander Tuzov likely to play victim

11:25 | 09.02.2016 | Society

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Penza, 9 February 2016. PenzaNews. Pavel Polosin, editor-in-chief of PenzaNews agency, thinks that Alexander Tuzov, individual entrepreneur who is currently facing a lawsuit worth 3 million rubles for illegal use of 60 items of copyright work initiated by the news agency’s founding body “VolgaInterMedia” will likely be trying to portray himself as the victim in the media field.

Pavel Polosin, editor-in-chief of “PenzaNews” agency

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“Tuzov, who lost respect not only with myself – including for acting too impulsively for a retired state security officer – will likely be trying to turn it all upside down and play victim, although that is false. After all, it was not the news agency who stole these items of copyright work from him, but rather it was him who illegally used them for his own purposes,”Pavel Polosin said, adding that he personally has no material claims against the individual businessman in question.

Moreover, the PenzaNews agency editor-in-chief also expressed his belief that the attempts at smearing his person, the news agency and other parties will keep increasing, as “the practice shows it is an inherent element of media activity by infamous persons of his kind, which resembles media terrorism more than anything else.”

“In addition, it is very likely that the smearing campaign will be mulling the same notions over and over for many times in different servings – and we have seen numerous examples of such process on a great variety of examples over the past few years. Although sensible people have already learned to pay no attention to such copycat newspieces rife with odd phrasing and big words. They simply became annoying,” Pavel Polosin explained.

He also suggested that “those who are already reaching for the popcorn and paying attention to the process may expect to see a one-man drama script with conspiracy theories, exposures, secret connections, ‘sensational’ facts, pseudo-op-eds, personal attacks, talks of big and small money, political contracts, and who and how is strangling the free press in Penza.”

“While in reality, this is just a dispute between the two businesses, and Tuzov does not even need to hold a two-question interview with himself to realize it. This will be entirely excessive, and prone to evoking chuckles in the professional journalist community,” the PenzaNews editor-in-chief concluded.

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