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Putin says Russia received Glencore, Qatar payment for Rosneft
December 23, 2016 / 10:00 AM / in 10 months

Putin says Russia received Glencore, Qatar payment for Rosneft

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow, Russia, December 23, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian state budget has received a payment from the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and commodities trader Glencore (GLEN.L) to pay for a stake in oil giant Rosneft (ROSN.MM), President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.

Speaking at his annual end-of-year news conference, Putin said Glencore’s and Qatar’s ownership of the stake in Rosneft will have a positive impact on Rosneft’s management.

Reporting by Katya Golubkova, Vladimir Soldatkin and Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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