Bibliographer and translator Nikita Eliseev and the National Library of Russia entered into a settlement agreement September 21, 2022 – September 21, 2022

On September 21, the Kuibyshevsky District Court terminated the proceedings on the suit filed by the bibliographer and translator Nikita Eliseev against the National Library of Russia. The parties entered into a settlement agreement.

The terms of the agreement remain secret, however, as it became known to Fontanka, the bibliographer will receive compensation, and it will be written in his work book that he left of his own free will.

The settlement was proposed to Eliseev before the break, after the defendant’s witnesses had been heard and before the plaintiff’s witnesses were due to speak.

“I’m not a fighter, I’m tired of this,” the bibliographer commented on his decision. – No matter how the decision of the first instance was, I still had a court of the second and third. I thought that if a settlement agreement is a settlement agreement. I understood that I would not return to the library, I was already old, and I understood the attitude of the administration towards myself, and I understood that if I returned to the library, they would find a case to cling to something else, it was not for me need”.

Recall that in May 2022, over 80 representatives of the cultural community — writers, philologists, journalists, art historians, museum workers — signed an open letter in defense of the leading bibliographer of the National Library of Russia Nikita Eliseev, who was fired from the library as a result of a conflict with its management. He challenged his dismissal in court.

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