Russian mobile operator Megafon has expanded its retail chain in the republic of Chechnya, reports Ossetian radio. A new shop opened in the commercial centre Minutka in the city of Grozny. The operator currently owns 19 shops across Chechnya; retail outlets are based in Grozny, Gudermes, Shali and Urus-Martan, as well as numerous other settlements. Megafon plans to launch six its shops in Chechnya by the end of the year. Megafon has also opened two new shops in the Belgorod region, in the towns of Stroitel and Shebekino there.