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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Gazprom PR Chief

MOSCOW -- MOST Bank executive Sergei Zverev has been tapped to head Gazprom's public relations department, Gazprom chief Rem Vyakhirev confirmed Tuesday.

The Russian media have reported that Gazprom is considering buying MOST Bank's 70 percent stake in NTV television. Gazprom already owns 30 percent of NTV. Vyakhirev said Zverev was appointed as part of a reorganization of Gazprom's media and public relations department.

"I cannot say just like that it will be love and friendship with MOST," Vyakhirev responded to a question about Gazprom's intentions concerning NTV.