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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ex-TV Boss In Print

Yegor Yakovlev, the former head of Ostankino television ousted by President Yeltsin last month, will launch his own newspaper in February, Commersant Daily reported over the weekend.

The new weekly will be called Obshchaya Gazeta or The General Newspaper.

Yakovlev had headed up Ostankino television for just over a year, but he is best known for revitalizing the newspaper Moscow News. Yeltsin's dismissal of the liberal journalist just prior to the start of the Congress was widely seen as a political sacrifice to conservative legislators.