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September 29, 2005 | From Associated Press
Gazprom, the world's largest natural-gas producer, has agreed to buy a majority stake in the Sibneft oil company in a $13-billion deal that will significantly further the state-controlled company's stature in the oil sector as Russian President Vladimir V. Putin moves to recapture government influence in the lucrative energy industry.
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September 29, 2005 | From Associated Press
Gazprom, the world's largest natural-gas producer, has agreed to buy a majority stake in the Sibneft oil company in a $13-billion deal that will significantly further the state-controlled company's stature in the oil sector as Russian President Vladimir V. Putin moves to recapture government influence in the lucrative energy industry.
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NEWS
June 15, 2000 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Russian President Vladimir V. Putin toured Spain on Wednesday, trying to revive investor confidence in his country, the most powerful businesspeople back home were condemning with unusual unity the arrest of a top media magnate. Vladimir A. Gusinsky, head of an independent media empire often critical of the Kremlin, spent his second night in the notorious Butyrskaya prison, facing accusations of embezzlement.
NEWS
July 15, 2000 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian authorities said Friday that a third major company is being investigated for the handling of its privatization during the 1990s, as President Vladimir V. Putin announced his determination to prosecute tycoons who broke the law during the last decade. Audit Chamber Chairman Sergei V. Stepashin said an investigation was underway into the privatization of energy giant UES, in part examining claims that the sale of shares to foreigners in 1992 was illegal. UES is headed by Anatoly B.
NEWS
June 21, 2000 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A week after the arrest of a powerful media mogul, prosecutors took aim at a second Russian tycoon Tuesday, arousing fears of a possible Kremlin campaign against select business leaders. The Moscow prosecutor's office filed suit to reverse the privatization of the country's largest metal company, Norilsk Nickel, which is controlled by leading oligarch Vladimir O. Potanin. The action followed the arrest June 13 of media tycoon Vladimir A.
NEWS
December 22, 1999 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If there's one thing parliamentary elections proved this week, it's that there is a place for everyone in Russia's democracy. The deputies who will take their seats in January in the Duma, parliament's lower house, represent virtually every strain of ideology--and political malady--to visit Russia in recent times. Did your political party formerly participate in mass repression, killings and the deportation of millions of people to labor camps? There's no need to apologize.
NEWS
August 30, 1998 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When acting Prime Minister Viktor S. Chernomyrdin arrived at the Russian White House in triumph last week to claim his office as head of the government, he was not the first to walk through the door. Striding in ahead of Chernomyrdin was the man who many believe put him there: tycoon Boris A. Berezovsky. A billionaire banker who controls one of Russia's largest business empires, Berezovsky has emerged as one of the biggest winners in the high-stakes struggle for power in Russia.
WORLD
March 23, 2013 | Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
MOSCOW - Boris Berezovsky, 67, an exiled Russian ex-tycoon who played a key role in bringing Vladimir Putin to power, only to have a bitter falling out, has died in Britain, according to his family and Russian news reports. Berezovsky had claimed to be the subject of assassination attempts, and there were conflicting reports Saturday about the circumstances of his death. Rossiya 24, a Russian television news channel, reported that he was found dead in the bathroom of his London home.
NEWS
June 25, 2000 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He's a shadowy Kremlin figure who rarely speaks in public and has been described as irritating and reptilian. But Alexander S. Voloshin is the second-most-powerful man in Russia, the iron man at the heart of President Vladimir V. Putin's administration. The 44-year-old Kremlin chief of staff, whom journalists have dubbed a "social allergen," is the latest in a long line of Rasputin-like figures who have influenced Russian rulers.
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