Russia Rosneft to participate in Bashneft privatization - Rosneft's spokesman

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Russia's largest crude oil producer Rosneft will take part in the sale of the state's controlling stake in mid-size oil company Bashneft, Rosneft said on Friday.

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"Yes, we will bid for Bashneft," Rosneft's spokesman Mikhail Leontiyev said without providing further detail.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Lidia Kelly; Editing by David Goodman)