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Government Obtains Controlling Stake in Gazprom

The government has increased its stake in Gazprom to 50.005 percent from 49.775 percent, formally obtaining a controlling interest in the gas giant, Vedomosti reported Monday, citing two sources close to Gazprom and state-owned holding company Rosneftegaz, while Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich confirmed the report, as cited by Interfax. (MT)