PRESS DIGEST - RUSSIA - Sept 4
MOSCOW, Sept 4 |
MOSCOW, Sept 4 (Reuters) - The following are some of the leading stories in Russia's newspapers on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
- Chief executive officer of Otkritie Financial Corporation Vadim Belyaev said in an interview he is most likely to head Nomos bank after the two firms merge.
- Russia's nuclear energy state corporation Rosatom has asked the government to subsidize the construction of a nuclear power plant worth 93 billion roubles ($2.88 billion) in Turkey.
- Russia's second largest mobile phone operator MegaFon is set to buy out Alexander Mamut's stake in Russia's biggest mobile retailer Euroset for a price ranging between $1.25 billion and $1.35 billion, the daily says.
- Russia's Olympic Committee executive director Nikolai Tolstykh was elected president of the national Football Union on Monday.
- Russians may choose to support a candidate other than Vladimir Putin or Dmitry Medvedev in the next presidential election, the daily cites the latest opinion polls, which have also shown a sharp fall in Putin's popularity in August.
- Russia produced 43.89 tonnes of crude oil in August, some 0.4 percent more than in July, the daily says.
- British airline EasyJet plans to enter the Russian market after requesting a permit to fly between Moscow and London, the daily says.
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