Gusinsky case set for January


Moscow - A demand by tax authorities for the bankruptcy of Russia's only major independent media group, Media-MOST, will be examined in mid-January, the Moscow arbitration court said yesterday, according to Interfax.

Moscow's city tax inspectorate announced on Friday that it had filed a suit demanding the liquidation of Media-MOST and its flagship NTV television station.

The media group's owner, Mr Vladimir Gusinsky, is detained in Spain, awaiting extradition on charges of embezzling $250 million.