The Moscow City Court sentenced two men to life in prison for the 2006 murder of investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya, a critic of President Vladimir Putin who chronicled rights abuses in Chechnya.
“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.
Novaya Gazeta , the Moscow newspaper controlled by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and billionaire Alexander Lebedev , said it agreed to join forces with WikiLeaks to expose corruption in Russia.
Masked police raided offices of a bank controlled by billionaire Alexander Lebedev , the Kremlin critic who owns the Novaya Gazeta opposition weekly in Moscow and Britain’s Evening Standard and Independent newspapers.
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.