“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.
Russian President Vladimir Putin praised Mikhail Beketov, a journalist who survived a near-fatal attack in 2008 and died this week, for his bravery and service to society, according to a Kremlin statement.
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.
Russia’s lower house of parliament rejected a call to review a law barring adoptions of Russian children by U.S. citizens after activists raised 100,000 signatures in an online petition opposing the ban.