Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Russia: new director for Moskovskiye Novosti
Sergei Gryzunov, a former senior government press official and vice president of the Russian Association of Independent Publishers, was appointed general director of liberal weekly Moskovskiye Novosti on Monday. Gryzunov, 55, was introduced to the staff by Ukrainian business tycoon Vadim Rabinovich, whose company Media International Group bought MN from Group Menatep majority shareholder Leonid Nevzlin on July 3 (see former posting).
Gryzunov said his immediate task was to reassure staff that the new owner was interested in developing the newspaper and would maintain its liberal stance. "We will preserve the kind of content that MN has had until now," he said by telephone from the newspaper's offices.
Source: The Moscow Times through the IFRA newsletter
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