Businessmen, close to the Russian president Vladimir Putin, are going to purchase Vedomosti, published Bloomberg with a reference to the three sources.
Previously, the President executed the Law, which restricts the participation of foreign capital in Russian Mass Media.
Source expressed, that the law can be used in order Gazprom-Media (Michail Lesin – the Head) or companies, close to Yuri Kovalchuk, purchase shares of American News Corp. (PH The Wall Street Journal), British FT Group (PH The Financial Times) and Finnish Sanoma.
Such plan was supported by the Russian President Administration, specified Bloomberg.
Press-secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov told to Bloomberg that “market process” will determine the destiny of Vedomosti , “We don’t know what will happened with Vedomosti, who will purchase it”.
Among possible buyers – American investor Peter Gervy (founder of STS Media and radio station Maximum).