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RBC and Mostelecom reach agreement on distribution of RBC TV's signal in Moscow

Moscow, September 14, 2006. - Mostelecom and RBC-TV, a television subsidiary of OAO RBC Information Systems (RTS, MICEX: RBCI), have reached an agreement giving the green light to RBC TV's signal distribution through the Moscow city cable television network.

Mostelecom is one of the biggest operators of city cable television networks in the world. The company provides services to more than 3 million households in Moscow.

RBC TV is the first and the only business-dedicated television channel in Russia. It provides coverage of economic and financial events in Russia and worldwide, offers analytical reviews, forecasts and commentaries from experts, along with interviews with top business people and politicians 24 hours a day. The channel also broadcasts feature programs dedicated to current problems faced by the Russian business. As of May 2006, the monthly audience of RBC TV reached 7.705 million people in Russia. The coverage, i.e. the total number of people to whom the channel is technically available, has reached 43.1 million in Russia and some 15 million in CIS countries and the Baltic states.

"We are pleased to announce that Muscovites will be able to enjoy quality access to the programming of the RBC TV business channel as a result of our cooperation with Mostelecom. We expect the enhanced distribution to broaden our television audience in the capital city, as viewers will receive up-to-date domestic and international economic content without additional charges," said RBC TV General Director Artyom Inyutin.

According to Mostelecom General Director Anton Osipchuk, "the number one objective of the company as a signal provider is to deliver top-notch television content to our subscribers. We are happy that our agreement with RBC TV will make the only Russian business television channel easily available to Muscovites."

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