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Alexander Lebedev

Russian Media Magnate Sentenced To Community Service

Reuters | Posted 09.01.2013 | Media

(Adds Lebedev quotes) By Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW, July 2 (Reuters) - Russian media magnate Alexander Lebedev was ordered...

Media Tycoon Gets Surprise During Trial

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2013 | Media

By Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW, May 20 (Reuters) - Russian media magnate Alexander Lebedev received unexpected support from a prosecution w...

Media Tycoon On Trial After Punching Talk Show Guest

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2013 | Media

* Lebedev says trial is political revenge by Kremlin * Says he threw punches in TV talk show in self-defence * Lebedev i...

Billionaire Putin Critic Punches Man On TV, Faces 5 Years

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | World

MOSCOW, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Billionaire Kremlin critic Alexander Lebedev was charged on Wednesday with "hooliganism" over a televise...

Media Tycoon Faces Criminal Charges For Attacking Talk Show Guest

Posted 12.04.2011 | Media

Alexander Lebedev, the owner of the Independent and the London Evening Standard, was charged with hooliganism in Russia after punching a fellow billio...

WATCH: Tycoon Punches Fellow Billionaire On TV

Posted 11.18.2011 | World

Associated Press MOSCOW — A Russian tycoon has punched a fellow billionaire on a television panel show after a discussion on the financial crisis...

Former Spy: Putin Risks Becoming Russia's Mugabe Unless He Reforms

Posted 09.12.2011 | World

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin could follow the path of Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev or Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe unless he can open up Russia'...

Jesse James, Mindy McCready, Ricky Martin: Why Even Nazi Gay Sex Tape Stories Can't Save the Press

Andy Pemberton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Pemberton

Last week, loss-making UK newspapers The Independent and Independent On Sunday were bought for $1.50 by Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev. Newspapers are the ultimate rich man's toy.

Alexander Lebedev Acquires Independent Newspaper

New York Times | RICHARD PÉREZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Alexander Lebedev, a Russian billionaire who was once a KGB agent stationed in London, on Thursday struck a long-awaited deal to buy The Independent n...

Alexander Lebedev To Sue Forbes For Defamation Over Ex-Billionaires List

The Guardian | Tom Parfitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Alexander Lebedev, the Russian businessman and media owner, has said he will sue Forbes magazine for reporting that he lost $2.5bn (£1.8bn) in the gl...

An Oligarch, a Poisoning Suspect and an Opposition Leader May Run For Mayor of Sochi

Russia Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russia Magazine

The city which hosts the Olympics in 2014 and becomes a showcase of Russian international standing over the next five years is up for grabs. That elevates the mayoral election in a small resort town of Sochi to the national level.

Alexander Lebedev, New Evening Standard Owner, Tells Media: Drop KGB Tag

Independent | Ian Burrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Russian oligarch who has purchased the London Evening Standard made an appeal for the British media to refrain from branding him as a former agent...

Alexander Lebedev, Former KGB Spy, To Buy London's Evening Standard

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LONDON — When Alexander Lebedev was a KGB spy in London, it was a daily habit to read the capital's Evening Standard newspaper. Now, he owns it...