here and now (2001) 01/29/01
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AnnotationInvestigation by the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation of a criminal case against "Media-Most" holding.
Vladimir Ustinov talks about the prosecutor's intentions to bring the matter to court, points out the inadmissibility of pressure from the media.
He explains what the officials of Media-Most are accused of (fraud, embezzlement of funds for other purposes), talks about the progress of the investigation in this case, gives the documents containing the evidence.
Describes what prompted the initiation of a criminal case against the activities of Media-Most, whose CEO is Vladimir Gusinsky.
It deplores the involvement of the military prosecutor's office used in the recent searches of the holding companies, and also in connection with the publication in the media of information about the receipt of loans by journalists.
The issue of the detention in New York of Pavel Borodin, on the warrant issued by Switzerland, is being raised.
PersonnelUstinov Vladimir - Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation.