Friday, August 12, 2005
MosNews.com: Putin´s Critic Berezovsky Buys Tv Channel in Latvia - Paper
"Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky, once a powerful Kremlin insider and now a staunch critic of President Vladimir Putin’s policies has bought a TV-Channel in neighboring Latvia, a local newspaper Chas reported on Thursday."
"The TV5 channel changed hands in the last week on July, the newspaper reported. The channel’s PR service said that all its shares had been bought by the Bete limited liability company."
"However, the newspaper quoted some non-official sources as saying that the real buyer of the TV5 channel was Boris Berezovsky. "
"The paper wrote that Berezovsky visited Latvia’s capital Riga in February and told a news conference that he might have business interest in the country, particularly in its real estate and media sectors. ' It is very probable that some political forces in Russia want to make Latvia a center of anti-Putin opposition,' the newspaper wrote."
Posted by Turo Uskali at 5:12 AM