Olympic champion in rhythmic gymnastics Alina Kabaeva head the Board of Directors of CJSC “Sport-Express”. This is stated in the press release of National media group (NMG), received in .
CGM have announced the completion of acquisition of 25% of the founder one of the largest sport newspaper “Sport-Express”. “Integration “Sport-Express” part of the media holding will provide an opportunity to attract additional resources for development of publications, as well as will strengthen its position in the market of sports media,” the company said. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Kabayeva since 2014 Chairman of the Board of Directors of National media group. Before this position was taken by Kirill Kovalchuk, the nephew of the main owner of Bank “Russia” Yuri Kovalchuk.
The newspaper “Sport-Express” was founded in 1991. The publication is distributed in more than 309 cities. Its circulation is 220 thousand copies. In 2012, the newspaper was purchased by the St. Petersburg businessman Eduard Raikin.
In April of last year, the journalists of “Sport-Express” has demanded to change the owner of the publication. “At the helm “Sport-Express” should be people who understand the importance of sports and proper positioning,” — said in an open letter of the magazine’s staff.
The authors of the letter stated that from January 2015 in the wording of delays in payments of wages she was paid decreased by 25%. In addition, the owner announced plans to further reduce journalists. The discontent of the employees of the newspaper also caused the suspension of the chief editor of the newspaper, Dmitry Kuznetsov and his deputies. This happened after the journalists of “Sport-Express” announced the creation of the Union, to save the team and achieve the payment of salaries.