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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Dorenko 'Promoted'

MOSCOW -- Television presenter Sergei Dorenko has reportedly been appointed deputy general director of the Russian Public Television, or ORT, Interfax reported Monday.

The order confirming Dorenko's new appointment was signed by ORT general director Konstantin Ernst in November. Dorenko has been freed from his previous duties, Interfax quoted ORT sources as saying.

The news agency said the ORT press service was unable to confirm or deny the report.

Also Monday, NTV television reported that the Audit Chamber had moved to close all 58 ORT accounts at eight Russian banks. It quoted the chamber as saying that the reason for the action was that state-owned ORT did not allow officials to check its assets.