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

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.

"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)