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September 29, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Prosecutors launched a criminal embezzlement case against the heads of firms belonging to Media-Most, Russia's only nationwide independent media group. The charges raise the stakes in a quarrel between Media-Most and its creditor, state-dominated natural gas monopoly Gazprom, that has led to doubts as to President Vladimir V. Putin's commitment to free speech. Media-Most denies the charges.
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September 29, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Prosecutors launched a criminal embezzlement case against the heads of firms belonging to Media-Most, Russia's only nationwide independent media group. The charges raise the stakes in a quarrel between Media-Most and its creditor, state-dominated natural gas monopoly Gazprom, that has led to doubts as to President Vladimir V. Putin's commitment to free speech. Media-Most denies the charges.
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June 17, 2000 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian media mogul Vladimir A. Gusinsky was freed from the Butyrskaya prison here late Friday after being charged with embezzlement and signing a pledge not to leave town. Shortly afterward, Gusinsky, head of Russia's largest independent media company, Media-Most, arrived at the headquarters of the firm looking happy and relieved. The normally talkative chief executive said only a few words, telecast live on Media-Most's national television network, NTV. His release at 10 p.m.
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July 20, 2000 | Associated Press
Authorities investigating embezzlement allegations against Russian media mogul Vladimir A. Gusinsky compiled an inventory of his belongings Wednesday in preparation to seize his property. Investigators spent the day taking stock of Gusinsky's house in Chigasovo, a Moscow suburb. Valery Nikolayev, the chief investigator in the case, said that the confiscation could extend to property Gusinsky holds abroad and that Russia would appeal to Interpol for help.
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July 20, 2000 | Associated Press
Authorities investigating embezzlement allegations against Russian media mogul Vladimir A. Gusinsky compiled an inventory of his belongings Wednesday in preparation to seize his property. Investigators spent the day taking stock of Gusinsky's house in Chigasovo, a Moscow suburb. Valery Nikolayev, the chief investigator in the case, said that the confiscation could extend to property Gusinsky holds abroad and that Russia would appeal to Interpol for help.
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May 10, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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June 17, 2000 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian media mogul Vladimir A. Gusinsky was freed from the Butyrskaya prison here late Friday after being charged with embezzlement and signing a pledge not to leave town. Shortly afterward, Gusinsky, head of Russia's largest independent media company, Media-Most, arrived at the headquarters of the firm looking happy and relieved. The normally talkative chief executive said only a few words, telecast live on Media-Most's national television network, NTV. His release at 10 p.m.
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