On Saturday the meeting of shareholders of the popular non-governmental radio station "Echo of Moscow" elected the new board of directors. It was made up of 4 representatives of both the "Gazprom-Media" company and the journalists' team along with one independent candidate.
Gazprom-Media, an affiliate company of the Russian gas monopoly "Gazprom" company, owns the controlling bloc of shares of the radio station. Boris Jordan, the general director of the "Gazprom-Media" company, was unanimously elected chairman of the directors' board.
The current General director of the radio station Yuri Fedutinov and editor-in-chief Alexei Venediktov did not become members of the management of the station, the issue of their replacement should be resolved by the end of the year.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969