Alexander Lebedev http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24789/all en Russia calls for fair investigation of tycoon held in Cambodia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/russia-calls-fair-investigation-tycoon-held-cambodia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Moscow on Wednesday called for a fair and thorough investigation in the case of a real estate tycoon and two other Russians held in Cambodia on suspicion of assault.</p> <p>Sergei Polonsky and his two compatriots were detained on New Year's Day after an incident in which Cambodian military police say they forced some crew to jump off a boat at knifepoint and one boatman was punched.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/russia-calls-fair-investigation-tycoon-held-cambodia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexander Lebedev Business Entertainment Sergei Polonsky Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:45:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732207 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian tycoon Lebedev likens to trial to political witch-hunt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/russian-tycoon-lebedev-likens-trial-political-witch-hunt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Lebedev faces trial over punch-throwing on TV</p> <p>* Media magnate says charges lack substance</p> <p>* Faces up to five years' jail if convicted</p> <p>By Megan Davies</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Russian banker and media magnate Alexander Lebedev on Wednesday likened his trial for throwing a punch during a television chat show to a political witch-hunt and said the charge of hooliganism levelled against him was baseless.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/russian-tycoon-lebedev-likens-trial-political-witch-hunt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexander Lebedev Alexander Lebedev Business Lebedev Sergei Polonsky Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:00:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738408 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian tycoon Lebedev's TV punch-up trial hearing postponed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/russian-tycoon-lebedevs-tv-punch-trial-hearing-postponed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Hearing was scheduled for Thursday, postponed to Feb 7</p> <p>* Lebedev says charges are baseless</p> <p>* Says offered Polonsky bail money, was refused</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Russian banker and media magnate Alexander Lebedev, who says his trial for throwing punches during a television chat show is a political witch-hunt, said on Thursday his case had been postponed as one of his lawyers was out of the country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/russian-tycoon-lebedevs-tv-punch-trial-hearing-postponed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeroflot Alexander Lebedev Alexander Lebedev Sergei Polonsky Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:45:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738746 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia suspends liberal billionaire's airline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/russia-suspends-liberal-billionaires-airline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia suspended on Friday the operations of Red Wings, controlled by liberal billionaire Alexander Lebedev, after the company's passenger jet crashed in December killing five of its crew members.</p> <p>The state air transport agency said it was suspending the company's operations because Red Wings was experiencing financial problems which precluded it from ensuring proper maintenance of its fleet.</p> <p>"Red Wings is experiencing a deficit of financial resources to ensure the current operations," Rosaviation said following a probe into the airline after the December 29 crash. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/russia-suspends-liberal-billionaires-airline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexander Lebedev Alexander Lebedev Business Red Wings Airlines Tupolev Tu-204 AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:30:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743061 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Russian oligarch's newspaper wins London TV franchise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-russian-oligarchs-newspaper-wins-london-tv-franchise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Paul Sandle</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - London's Evening Standard, backed by the family of Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev, won a London television franchise on Monday, beating four other bidders with a package offering live news from the paper's West London offices.</p> <p>Britain's telecoms regulator is offering 21 licences for local digital TV stations, most covering single cities. The London franchise, which offers an audience of up to 4 million people, is potentially the most lucrative.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-russian-oligarchs-newspaper-wins-london-tv-franchise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeroflot Alexander Lebedev Daily Mail and General Trust Entertainment Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745605 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia media tycoon goes on trial for assault http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/russia-media-tycoon-goes-trial-assault <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian magnate Alexander Lebedev, who owns newspapers in Russia and Britain, went on trial Thursday in a preliminary hearing on charges of assault and hooliganism for punching a fellow tycoon on a television talk show.</p> <p>Lebedev, the co-owner of Britain's The Evening Standard and The Independent newspapers, dismissed the charges as a fabrication as he attended the hearing at a court in Moscow.</p> <p>Lebedev, a 53-year-old former KGB agent, punched Sergei Polonsky, an outspoken real estate tycoon, during an argument on a Russian talk show in September 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/russia-media-tycoon-goes-trial-assault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexander Lebedev Business Entertainment Lebedev Sergei Polonsky AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:31:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748584 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia media tycoon goes on trial for assault http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/russia-media-tycoon-goes-trial-assault-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian media magnate Alexander Lebedev, who owns newspapers in Russia and Britain, went on trial Thursday for assault against a fellow tycoon but the judge sent the case back to prosecutors to rectify procedural violations.</p> <p>The decision was a temporary respite for Lebedev, who could be jailed for up to five years on charges of assault and hooliganism for the bizarre attack during a televised talk show.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/russia-media-tycoon-goes-trial-assault-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeroflot Alexander Lebedev Alexander Lebedev Business Entertainment Sergei Polonsky AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:16:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748810 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian tycoon Lebedev's TV punch-up court case held up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/russian-tycoon-lebedevs-tv-punch-court-case-held <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Russian media magnate Alexander Lebedev's court case over a televised punch-up has been held up to ensure that all the parties involved including property developer Sergei Polonsky are properly informed.</p> <p>Prosecutors opened an investigation into billionaire Lebedev last year over an incident in which he leapt out of his chair and threw a punch at Polonsky during a television talk show.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/russian-tycoon-lebedevs-tv-punch-court-case-held" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexander Lebedev Alexander Lebedev Entertainment Sergei Polonsky Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:15:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749097 at http://www.globalpost.com Crashed Russian plane 'failed to train pilots' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/crashed-russian-plane-failed-train-pilots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Russian airline owned by media mogul Alexander Lebedev failed to ensure that the pilots of a plane that crash-landed in December underwent emergency simulator training, prosecutors said Wednesday.</p> <p>Russia's aviation agency has already suspended the operations of the Red Wings airline after one of its aircraft careered off the runway of a Moscow airport on December 29 and smashed into a highway.</p> <p>Five crew members were killed and further loss of life was only prevented by the fact that the plane was flying without passengers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/crashed-russian-plane-failed-train-pilots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeroflot Alexander Lebedev Disaster Entertainment Red Wings Airlines AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:16:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754191 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian airline 'failed to train pilots' of crashed plane http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/russian-airline-failed-train-pilots-crashed-plane <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Russian airline owned by media mogul Alexander Lebedev failed to ensure that the pilots of a plane that crash-landed in December underwent emergency simulator training, prosecutors said Wednesday.</p> <p>Russia's aviation agency has already suspended the operations of the Red Wings airline after one of its aircraft careered off the runway of a Moscow airport on December 29 and smashed into a highway.</p> <p>Five crew members were killed and further loss of life was only prevented by the fact that the plane was flying without passengers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/russian-airline-failed-train-pilots-crashed-plane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeroflot Alexander Lebedev Aviation Disaster Entertainment AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:31:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754255 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian tycoon Lebedev sells airline for 1 rouble http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/russian-tycoon-lebedev-sells-airline-1-rouble <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian tycoon Alexander Lebedev announced Thursday he had sold his Moscow-based airline Red Wings for a symbolic 1 rouble (32 US cents) after it was grounded following a fatal crash of one of its Tupolev jets.</p> <p>"Yes, I have signed documents on selling 100 percent of Red Wings to a group of investors for 1 rouble," the billionaire known for his criticisms of the Kremlin wrote on his blog, without revealing the identity of the buyers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/russian-tycoon-lebedev-sells-airline-1-rouble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexander Lebedev Red Wings Airlines Tupolev Tu-204 AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:30:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5801611 at http://www.globalpost.com Billionaire Lebedev to sell out of Russia's Aeroflot: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130613/billionaire-lebedev-sell-out-russias-aeroflot-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev has been in talks with investors about selling his 4.5 percent stake in flagship carrier Aeroflot OAO &lt;AFLT.MM&gt;, the tycoon was quoted as saying on Thursday by business daily Vedomosti.</p> <p>Lebedev, an outspoken tycoon with media assets in Russia and Britain, told Reuters last year he may sell his Russian assets after coming under Kremlin pressure and being charged over his part in a fracas on a TV talk show.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130613/billionaire-lebedev-sell-out-russias-aeroflot-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeroflot Alexander Lebedev Sergei Polonsky Thomson Reuters Thu, 13 Jun 2013 07:33:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5857079 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia sentences tycoon Lebedev to 150 hours labour for battery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/russia-sentences-tycoon-lebedev-150-hours-labour-battery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Moscow court on Tuesday convicted tycoon Alexander Lebedev for battery of another businessman during a televised talk show in 2011, sentencing him to 150 hours of community labour.</p> <p>The Ostankinsky District Court found Lebedev, who owns several major newspapers in Russia and Britain, guilty of assaulting construction magnate Sergei Polonsky in September 2011, Russian news agencies reported.</p> <p>Lebedev, a maverick banker and former intelligence officer who owns Moscow's opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta together with Mikhail Gorbachev, has labelled the case as fabricated.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/russia-sentences-tycoon-lebedev-150-hours-labour-battery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexander Lebedev Lebedev Sergei Polonsky AFP Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:32:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5873537 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia asks for arrest of real estate businessman Polonsky http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130802/russia-asks-arrest-real-estate-businessman-polonsky <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian law enforcement officials on Friday sought the arrest of real estate businessman Sergei Polonsky, believed to be in Israel, to face trial over fraud charges.</p> <p>The country's interior ministry asked a court to put Polonsky under arrest in absentia and requested that a procedure to extradite him should begin, a statement posted on the ministry's website said on Friday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130802/russia-asks-arrest-real-estate-businessman-polonsky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeroflot Alexander Lebedev Business Sergei Polonsky Sergei Polonsky Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 02 Aug 2013 17:03:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5901189 at http://www.globalpost.com Former Russian tycoon held in Cambodia at Moscow's request http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131111/former-russian-tycoon-held-cambodia-at-moscows-request <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian police arrested Russian real estate tycoon Sergei Polonsky on Monday for the second time this year and said they planned to extradite him at Moscow's request to face embezzlement charges there.</p> <p>Polonsky, 40, who was once worth $1.2 billion, is accused of fraud in a case in which authorities say 5.7 billion roubles ($175 million) was stolen from investors in a Moscow real estate development project.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131111/former-russian-tycoon-held-cambodia-at-moscows-request" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexander Lebedev Business Sergei Polonsky Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:47:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5985874 at http://www.globalpost.com