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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Gazprom Image Boost

MOSCOW -- Gas monopoly Gazprom, looking to promote its image abroad, has signed a memorandum with international public relations company Hill and Knowlton to promote the company outside Russia.

"Promoting our image in the [international] media on our own would probably cost too much money and too much time," said Viktor Ilyushin, head of Gazprom's media arm, Gazprom Media.

Ilyushin said two early projects under the agreement would be to coordinate media coverage of Gazprom's annual general shareholders' meeting and help the company place its equity on international markets.