</p> <p>Negations are underway to sell<a target="_blank" href="http://www.rbc.ru/politics/12/04/2017/58edf87a9a7947b642aeffce?from=main"> Russia’s independent RBC media outlet</a>, company sources have confirmed.</p><div class='code-block code-block-1' style='margin: 8px 0; clear: both;'> <script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:block; text-align:center;" data-ad-layout="in-article" data-ad-format="fluid" data-ad-client="ca-pub-3582315701928315" data-ad-slot="4642392753"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script></div> <p>RBC journalists were told on Wednesday that the outlet’s current owner, business tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov, will sell the holding.</p> <p>Potential buyers include oligarch Grigory Berezkin, Russia’s Vedomosti newspaper reported. Berezkin, who already owns the Komsomolskaya Pravda and Metro newspapers, is rumored to offer up to $50 million to add RBC to his business empire.</p> <p>If Berezkin secures the deal, then Alexei Abakumov, a former employee of the Russian state broadcast group, stands as a prime candidate to manage the holding. 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