July 2002

Mobile TeleSystems launches operations in Arkhangelsk

St Petersburg, Arkhangelsk, Russia — 30 July 2002 — OSJC Mobile TeleSystems (NYSE: MBT), Russia’s largest mobile operator servicing over 4.6 million subscribers, is pleased to announce the launch of its operations in the Arkhangelsk region of Russia, continuing the Company's regional expansion strategy. This brings to 41 the number of Russia’s regions, where MTS services are available.


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