Alexey Osin: Publish anything, The Week, while you’re at it

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov did what our sports chiefs do not risk to do at the moment: he went to the courts. A few years ago, the US Treasury imposed personal sanctions against him for "highly likely" cooperation with the Assad clan in Syria. He was accused of having mediated in the sale of oil to the Islamic State. According to Ilyumzhinov, the only reason for this decision was Garry Kasparov's interview with the Guardian.

Due to the sanctions, FIDE President could not come to New York for the World Chess Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergei Karyakin.
Several newspapers reprinted the information on Ilyumzhinov trading in oil with IS and now one of them, a British newspaper The Week, has to pay. Ilyumzhinov told RIA that last week the British court ruled on the case of Ilyumzhinov’s claim on protection of his honour and dignity and the newspaper lost the case.
The newspaper will have to apologize to Ilyumzhinov and pay compensation to President of FIDE. He filed a claim for 300 thousand dollars, but the parties promised to keep silent about the amount of compensation awarded.
He will donate all the money to help children with autism. Ilyumzhinov also said that he is suing Reuters and the New York Times, which also feed their readers a mouth-watering lie. What conclusions can be drawn from this?
The truth lies on the surface. The US Treasury imposed sanctions against Ilyumzhinov under a far-fetched pretext. This was confirmed by the court and, what’s more important, not by the Russian one. If you draw a few hexahedrons and put a Powell tube, Blair's apologies, Noriega's flour and Ilyumzhinov's mediation inside, then there is a good reason to announce a certain number of countries to be untrustworthy and their charges groundless and misleading.