The Russian Property Ministry introduced changes to the plan of privatization of Rosgosstrakh, the successor of the oldest and largest Russian insurance company Gosstrakh. The ministry is going to sell 1% in Rosgosstrakh at an auction straight after the sale of a 39% block. The latter auction will be conducted in the next two or three days, a source in the Property Ministry reported to RBC. The sale of exactly 1% in Rosgosstrakh is connected with some limitations in Russian legislation and the protection of minority shareholders. In addition, the interest of potential buyers in this 1% block will increase its price and, correspondingly, sales revenues of the state.
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