An author from the formerSoviet Union saw his libel suit dismissed in a case where he accused aRussian-language newspaper of insinuating that he had been an agent ofthe former Soviet intelligence agency, the KGB.

Manhattan Supreme Court JusticeMartin Schoenfeld said that pieces published in the world’s largest Russian-languagedaily outside Russia were satirical and used hyperbole to illustrate theiropinion of Lev Navrozov, an author, essayist and lecturer who emigratedfrom the former Soviet Union in 1972 and now lives in Riverdale, the Bronx.