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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Moscow, 27 February: The Office of Russia's Prosecutor-General today charged the chairman of the Russian Federal Property Fund, RFPF, Vladimir Malin, with abuse of office.
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"The accused is now being questioned, after which a decision will be taken on whether to hold Malin in custody," the prosecutor's office said.
In 1994 the Volna company, which is part of the Menatep group, emerged victorious in the competitive tender for the purchase of the state's 20-per-cent stake in the Apatit [Apatite] company, after promising to invest 283m dollars (about R500bn in 1994 …