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24.04.19 Russia's Sberbank Invests In Media Group Rambler
Russia’s Sberbank has signed a deal to take a 46.5 percent stake in media company Rambler Group, the lender said on Tuesday without disclosing the cost of the holding. The deal gives Russia’s biggest lender an equal stake to investment holding company A&NN, with Era Capital owning the other 7 percent. Sberbank said the deal meant it would include Rambler’s digital products and services on its platforms. Read more 
24.04.19 Ukraine's Zelensky Plans To Clean Up Parliament And Military
BBC News
Aides to Ukraine's President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky have announced anti-corruption plans, including scrapping MPs' immunity from prosecution and making military purchases transparent. Halyna Yanchenko, a top official at the anti-corruption watchdog Nabu, said "MPs' immunity must be consigned to the past". She spoke on Hromadske TV. Aide Ivan Aparshyn said state defence orders "will be as open as possible". Mr Zelensky, a popular comedian, won with 73% of the vote on Sunday. Read more 
24.04.19 Belarus Suspends Exports Of Light Petroleum Products
Belarus suspended exports of light petroleum products to Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic states, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday, citing Belarus oil company official Sergei Grib. He said that exports are suspended until the situation with Russian oil is resolved, according to the Interfax news agency. Read more 
24.04.19 Kim Jong-un Heads To Russia For Vladimir Putin Summit
BBC News
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is on his way to the Russian far-east for a summit with President Vladimir Putin. State media say Mr Kim is travelling on his private train. It will be his first talks with the Russian president. The Kremlin says they will meet near the Pacific coast city of Vladivostok on Thursday, and will talk about the Korean peninsula's "nuclear problem". Mr Kim is seeking support after talks with US President Donald Trump collapsed, analysts say. Read more 
24.04.19 Sheremetyevo Airport's Co-owners May Sell 30 Percent Stake
Private shareholders in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport may sell a 30 percent stake to raise money for a potential purchase of Russia’s 30.5 percent holding at a later date, the chairman of Sheremetyevo’s board Alexander Ponomarenko told Reuters. Sheremetyevo is Russia’s biggest airport and one of Europe’s busiest with traffic of 46 million people last year. Sheremetyevo Holding company, which controls the business, has around a 66 percent stake in the airport. Read more 
24.04.19 North Korea’s Kim On Way To Russia To Meet Putin On Thursday
The Associated Press
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a much-anticipated summit Thursday, the Kremlin said, ending weeks of speculation about the meeting’s timing and venue. Preparations for the meeting in Vladivostok, a Russia city on the Pacific, were held in secrecy because of North Korean security concerns, Kremlin adviser Yuri Ushakov said Tuesday. Read more 
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