Aeroflot http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27675/all en 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 5738746 at http://www.globalpost.com Berezovsky battles in court with ex-partner over assets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/berezovsky-battles-court-ex-partner-over-assets <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 Estelle Shirbon</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky's ex-partner, with whom he has two children, is pursuing him in court for a share of his assets, adding to financial pressures on him months after he lost a $6 billion dispute with rival Roman Abramovich.</p> <p>A High Court judgment published late on Wednesday modified an earlier ruling granting Yelena Gorbunova's request that up to 200 million pounds ($317 million) of Berezovsky's assets be frozen, and said only those at risk could be restricted.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/berezovsky-battles-court-ex-partner-over-assets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeroflot Boris Berezovsky European people Russia Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:15:49 +0000 5739033 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Russia's Berezovsky battles ex-partner in UK court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-russias-berezovsky-battles-ex-partner-uk-court <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>(Updates)</p> <p>By Estelle Shirbon</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky's ex-partner, with whom he has two children, is pursuing him in a British court for a share of his assets, adding to financial pressures on him months after he lost a $6 billion dispute with rival Roman Abramovich.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-russias-berezovsky-battles-ex-partner-uk-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeroflot Boris Berezovsky European people Russia Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:30:03 +0000 5739038 at http://www.globalpost.com Billionaire says Russia unfairly targeting airline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/billionaire-says-russia-unfairly-targeting-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>Billionaire businessman Alexander Lebedev on Friday accused Russian officials of unfairly using a deadly crash to ground his Moscow-based airline, in the tycoon's latest brush with the authorities.</p> <p>Lebedev, who part-owns Russia's most critical opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta and whose son Evgeny Lebedev owns Britain's The Independent and Evening Standard dailies, suggested the move was part of an ongoing campaign to discredit him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/billionaire-says-russia-unfairly-targeting-airline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeroflot Alexander Lebedev Aviation Business Social Issues Transport AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:45:34 +0000 5743247 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 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-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 5748810 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 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 5754255 at http://www.globalpost.com Exiled Russian tycoon Berezovsky dies in Britain: spokesman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/exiled-russian-tycoon-berezovsky-dies-britain-spokesman <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>Exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky has died in Britain at the age of 67, his spokesman said on Saturday, without giving further details.</p> <p>"Yes. he is dead. It was confirmed to me by his private lawyer this afternoon," Berezovsky's spokesman Tim Bell told AFP by telephone.</p> <p>dk/boc</p> Aeroflot Boris Berezovsky Boris Berezovsky Russia spokesman AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 18:00:36 +0000 5792011 at http://www.globalpost.com Berezovsky's body undergoing autopsy after unexplained death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130323/kremlin-foe-boris-berezovsky-has-died-britain-reports <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 Maria Golovnina</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - British police removed the body of exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky from his mansion near London on Monday before conducting an autopsy that could shed some light on his sudden unexplained death.</p> <p>Once known as the grey cardinal of Kremlin politics, the former billionaire power broker helped Vladimir Putin come to power before fleeing in 2000 for Britain where he became one of the Russian government's fiercest critics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130323/kremlin-foe-boris-berezovsky-has-died-britain-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeroflot Boris Berezovsky Boris Berezovsky Business Europe European people Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Human Interest Labor Law Politics of Russia Russia War Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Mar 2013 18:15:11 +0000 5792023 at http://www.globalpost.com Exiled Russian tycoon Berezovsky dies in Britain: spokesman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/exiled-russian-tycoon-berezovsky-dies-britain-spokesman-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>Boris Berezovsky, the exiled Russian oligarch and long-time opponent of the Kremlin, has died in Britain at the age of 67, his spokesman said on Saturday, without giving further details.</p> <p>"Yes, he is dead. It was confirmed to me by his private lawyer this afternoon," Berezovsky's spokesman Tim Bell told AFP by telephone.</p> <p>British media reported that he had been found dead at his home near London.</p> <p>Berezovsky last year lost a bitter multi-million pound legal battle with fellow tycoon and Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/exiled-russian-tycoon-berezovsky-dies-britain-spokesman-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeroflot Boris Berezovsky European people Russia AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 18:15:24 +0000 5792024 at http://www.globalpost.com Berezovsky asked Putin for forgiveness before death: Kremlin http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/berezovsky-asked-putin-forgiveness-death-kremlin <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>Oligarch and Kremlin opponent Boris Berezovsky asked Vladimir Putin for forgiveness and permission to return to Russia shortly before his death, the Russian president's spokesman said on Saturday.</p> <p>"Some time ago, maybe a couple of months back, Berezovsky sent Putin a letter that he personally wrote in which he said that he realises that he had committed a great number of mistakes," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian state television.</p> <p>"He asked Putin for forgiveness for his mistakes and asked him to obtain the opportunity to return to the motherland," said Peskov.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/berezovsky-asked-putin-forgiveness-death-kremlin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeroflot Boris Berezovsky Politics Politics of Russia Russia Vladimir Putin AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 19:00:42 +0000 5792058 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ British police investigating 'unexplained' Berezovsky death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/urgent-british-police-investigating-unexplained-berezovsky-death <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>British police said Saturday they have launched a full investigation into the "unexplained" death of exiled Russian tycoon and Kremlin critic Boris Berezovsky.</p> <p>"Thames Valley Police has launched an investigation into the death of a 67-year-old man at a property in Ascot, Berkshire. His death is currently being treated as unexplained and a full inquiry is under way," the force said in a statement.</p> <p>dk/ar/boc</p> Aeroflot Boris Berezovsky Boris Berezovsky Counties of England AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 19:30:29 +0000 5792062 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP 1900 GMT news advisory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/afp-1900-gmt-news-advisory <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>News Editor: Olivia Hampton</p> <p> Tel: +1 202 414 0541</p> <p>-- TOP STORIES --</p> <p>+ Exiled Russian tycoon Berezovsky dies in Britain</p> <p>+ Riots kill 32, displace thousands in Myanmar town</p> <p>+ Cyprus reports 'progress' in talks with EU, IMF</p> <p>+ Pope Francis meets predecessor Benedict XVI</p> <p>+ Paris confirms death of African Al-Qaeda leader Abou Zeid</p> <p>+ Central African rebels advance into capital: spokesman</p> <p>Russia-Britain-politics-death-Berezovsky,WRAP</p> <p>LONDON</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/afp-1900-gmt-news-advisory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeroflot Asia Human Interest Political geography War AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 19:45:43 +0000 5792074 at http://www.globalpost.com British police investigating 'unexplained' Berezovsky death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/british-police-investigating-unexplained-berezovsky-death <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>British police said Saturday they have launched a full investigation into the "unexplained" death of exiled Russian tycoon and Kremlin critic Boris Berezovsky.</p> <p>"Thames Valley Police has launched an investigation into the death of a 67-year-old man at a property in Ascot, Berkshire. His death is currently being treated as unexplained and a full inquiry is under way," the force said in a statement.</p> <p>"The area around the property has been cordoned off to allow the investigation to take place. The inquiry is at a very early stage and more details will be released when available."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/british-police-investigating-unexplained-berezovsky-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeroflot Boris Berezovsky AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 19:45:58 +0000 5792076 at http://www.globalpost.com