Russian Technologies said it plans to dispose of telecom assets seen as noncore for the company, including an indirect stake in Russia's No. 2 wireless carrier, MegaFon.
Sergei Chemezov, the head of Russian Technologies, also said the company is considering both a sale to a strategic investor and an initial public offering for its Russian Helicopters holding company.
Russian Technologies owns a 4.5 percent stake in Garsdale, which in turn holds 50 percent of shares in MegaFon and 100 percent of next-generation carrier Scartel, which uses the Yota brand. Metals tycoon and Arsenal football club backer Alisher Usmanov holds 82 percent of Garsdale.
Chemezov told reporters that telecom assets were a noncore business and that the conglomerate would sell them "over time" after an increase in their value.