Oct 9 (Reuters) - Russian internet group Mail.ru says:
* Alibaba Group, Megafon, Mail.ru Group and Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) close a joint venture deal.
* AliExpress Russia JV (AER JV) is majority owned by Russian shareholders with a board of directors comprised of representation from RDIF, Alibaba, Megafon and Mail.ru.
* Boris Dobrodeev will be the chairman of AliExpress Russia JV board of directors.
* The parties have appointed two co-CEOs - AliExpress Russia Head Liu Wei and First Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Mail.ru Dmitry Sergeev. Further company coverage: (Reporting by Moscow Newsroom)