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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kommersant to Hire Yukos Spokesman

Former Yukos chief spokesman Alexander Shadrin will be appointed deputy editor of Kommersant, the newspaper's editor and supervising editor of the Kommersant publishing house, Vladislav Borodulin, said Wednesday.

Borodulin said Shadrin would oversee business coverage at the newspaper, Interfax reported.

Borodulin also said that he had invited Kirill Rogov, a leading writer for Gazeta.ru, to edit opinion and analytical articles for the newspaper.

The announcements came amid a continuing reshuffle at Kommersant, which is owned by self-exiled businessman Boris Berezovsky. Berezovsky brought Borodulin to Kommersant from Gazeta.ru, where he was editor, in June. Last week, Borodulin sacked Kommersant editor Alexander Stukalin and assumed the position.

Media analysts have speculated that Berezovsky is trying to make the newspaper more aggressive in its critical coverage of President Vladimir Putin.