“Are you totally out of your mind?” Russian newspaper tycoon Alexander Lebedev exclaimed as he jumped to his feet. He stared combatively at property developer Sergei Polonsky, who had taunted Lebedev for ridiculing his claim to be a major charity donor.
Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev , owner of the U.K.’s Evening Standard and Independent newspapers, is asking Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to intervene after Moscow police raided his National Reserve Bank last week.
Russian newspaper tycoon Alexander Lebedev, whose fortune has fallen to a few hundred million dollars from $2 billion, plans to invest almost all of his money in bonds as he sells off most of his domestic assets.
A Russian judge found newspaper tycoon Alexander Lebedev guilty of punching property developer Sergei Polonsky on national television and sentenced the former KGB agent to 150 hours of community service.
Alexander Lebedev, the billionaire newspaper owner facing criminal charges in Moscow, said he’s collected proof that Russian officials stole tens of billions of dollars and he plans to share it with U.S. and U.K. authorities.