A question of the sale of NTV shares to American media tycoon Ted Turner was discussed on Monday at the meeting of the Unity Fraction of the State Duma and RF President Vladimir Putin. President Vladimir Putin holds a positive attitude to the possibility of Ted Turner purchasing a stake in NTV television, Boris Gryzlov, the head of the Unity faction said. "The president has absolutely, clearly stated that if Turner wants to purchase NTV shares, it will be good,", Gryzlov stresses. According to Gryzlov, the same question was discussed by the members of the Unity delegation and their American colleagues, Ria Novosti announces. Americans find it wrong to address the authorities of the state for guarantees while settling the question of private investments. They consider that it provides certain advantages to the private investors.
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