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Russia media group that angered Kremlin is sold

Reuters  |  MOSCOW 

By Svetlana Reiter and Anastasia LyrchikovaMOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian media group which angered some in the Kremlin by reporting on the business interests of people close to President Vladimir Putin was sold on Friday to the owner of a tabloid that is deferential to the Russian leader.Businessman Grigory Berezkin's ESN group said in a statement it has acquired a 65 percent stake in the RBC media holding, plus debt, from Onexim Group, which is controlled by metals magnate Mikhail Prokhorov.The completion of the deal marks the end of a seven-year period when RBC under the ownership of ...

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 23:58 IST