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Fridman’s Alfa Seeks VEB Financing to Acquire Domodedovo Airport

Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman’s Alfa Group asked state-run development bank VEB, which is overseen by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, for financing as it seeks to acquire Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport.

Alfa’s A1 investment arm applied to VEB for a loan to buy Domodedovo, Eastern Europe’s biggest airport, Andrey Kocherov, an A1 spokesman, said by phone, declining to elaborate. Ekaterina Grishkovets, a VEB spokeswoman, declined to comment.