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Usmanov May Pay $5 Billion to Gain Control of MegaFon, RBC Says

April 01, 2012

Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov may buy Mikhail Fridman’s stake in cell-phone operator OAO MegaFon for about $5 billion to gain control over the company, RBC Daily said in a preview of its articles to be published tomorrow.

Yuliya Mazanova, spokeswoman for Usmanov in Moscow, didn’t immediately respond to a call to her mobile phone outside of regular business hours.

To contact the reporter on this story: Ilya Khrennikov in Moscow at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: John Viljoen at

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