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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

MN Sold to Ukrainian Holding

Media International Group, a holding owned by Ukrainian businessman Vadim Rabinovich, said Sunday that it had purchased 100 percent of the Moskovskiye Novosti newspaper from Yukos investor Leonid Nevzlin, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

Moskovskiye Novosti spokeswoman Tatyana Blinova said Friday that Nevzlin had sold the newspaper to a media company earlier in the week, but declined to identify it. She said an official announcement would be made Monday.

Moskovskiye Novosti, a weekly published in Russian and English, was thrown into crisis this year when editor Yevgeny Kiselyov fired a number of senior journalists.

The announcement of Kiselyov's own sacking could come soon, Interfax reported, again citing people close to the deal.

Media International Group owns newspapers in the United States, Israel and Ukraine, including the U.S. daily Novoye Russkoye Slovo, as well as television and radio stations and Internet news sites, Interfax said.

(Reuters, MT)