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  1. January 16, 2014

    Lebedevs search for investors in Independent newspaper

    Wanted: a slightly richer oligarch. The Independent newspaper is seeking new investors, with its Russian owner Alexander...

  2. July 2, 2013

    Russian court finds Alexander Lebedev guilty of battery

    Russian tycoon Alexander Lebedev was convicted of battery by a Russian court on Tuesday and sentenced to 150 hours of...

  1. beyondbrics

    June 29, 2013

    Week ahead: July 1 to 5

    A look at the week ahead from beyondbrics. Look out for: China’s PMI manufacturing index; the verdict n the trial of...

  2. February 22, 2013

    Celebrities defend Lebedev as trial nears

    US and British celebrities have lined up to defend Russian billionaire and London newspaper magnate Alexander Lebedev, who...

  3. December 23, 2012

    A milestone in the battle against corruption

    From Mr Alexander Lebedev. Sir, The signing of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act by President Barack Obama...

  4. November 29, 2012

    Lebedev seeks backer for UK newspapers

    Alexander Lebedev, the Russian billionaire who owns the Independent and Evening Standard, is seeking to sell a minority...

  5. beyondbrics

    September 26, 2012

    Russia: a new oligarch court drama

    Russia faces a new drama involving the authorities and a billionaire accused of a criminal offence who claims, in his...

  6. September 26, 2012

    Lebedev charged with hooliganism

    Russian federal investigators have charged Alexander Lebedev, the maverick Kremlin critic who owns London’s Evening Standard...

  7. September 5, 2012

    Aeroflot profits fall 98% after consolidation

    Net profits at Aeroflot, the Russian flag carrier slated for partial privatisation, plunged 98 per cent in the first half of...

  8. July 27, 2012

    Lunch with the FT: Alexander Lebedev

    We are midway through the first course at Moscow’s best Italian restaurant when I notice out of the corner of my eye that...

  9. beyondbrics

    June 25, 2012

    Russia: protest reaches the boardroom

    Russia’s protest movement has reached the boardroom: Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is in regular...

  10. June 25, 2012

    Anti-sleaze activist joins Aeroflot board

    Alexei Navalny, a leading Russian opposition figure and blogger renowned for railing against corruption and corporate...

  11. February 17, 2012

    Russian security agents raid Lebedev bank

    Russian security service agents searched a Moscow bank belonging to Alexander Lebedev, the Russian billionaire newspaper...

  12. December 23, 2011

    Russia’s rich get jitters amid fresh protest

    Russia’s wealthiest are bracing themselves for increased political uncertainty as Moscow prepares for a second wave of mass...

  13. November 2, 2011

    Former Moscow mayor attacks Medvedev

    A year after being unceremoniously dumped as Moscow mayor, Yuri Luzhkov and his billionaire wife are back in the limelight,...

  14. September 23, 2011

    Moscow court dismisses Lebedev damages claim

    A Moscow court has thrown out a lawsuit by businessman Alexander Lebedev against the FSB, Russia’s secret police, claiming...

  15. September 13, 2011

    Lebedev targets Russian secret police for damages

    Russia’s secret police have long been immune to the law that they supposedly uphold, a state within a state that acts with...

  16. July 12, 2011

    Scandal raises questions of spin-off

    The possible divestment by News Corp of its troubled UK newspaper division News International will almost certainly be...

  17. June 16, 2011

    Power tussle hits Russian investment

    Dmitry Medvedev is expected to tout the creation of a $10bn state-backed private equity fund and other measures aimed at...

  18. May 23, 2011

    Blustery weather takes shine off Chelsea

    Sir Philip Green of retailer Arcadia arrives at the Chelsea Flower Show Glencore chief Ivan Glasenberg made his Chelsea...

  19. May 20, 2011

    Lebedev to divest and focus on newspapers

    Alexander Lebedev, the Russian billionaire, said on Friday that he would divest himself of his business holdings and devote...

  20. March 29, 2011

    West rolls out red carpet for Gorbachev

    Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet president, will be feted in London on Wednesday at a concert marking his 80th birthday this...

  21. February 19, 2011

    Russian police quiz Lebedev in bank probe

    Russian police have questioned Alexander Lebedev, the former KGB agent, tycoon and newspaper owner, for more than three...

  22. February 8, 2011

    BG energises long-term plans

    Frank Chapman has delivered an enviable performance at BG Group since taking the helm of the oil and gas producer more than...

  23. January 21, 2011

    Maybe one day we can toast greater openness in Ukraine

    From Mr Alexander Lebedev. Sir, It was interesting to read your report about two International Monetary Fund economists...

  24. December 30, 2010

    2010: The year of the unconventional

    A controlled burn tries to tackle BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill By any measure, 2010 was the year when conventional wisdom...

  25. November 8, 2010

    Doubts over Kremlin probe into reporter attack

    Members of Nashi, the pro-Kremlin youth group, carry posters captioned ‘Russia’s Disgrace’, accusing individuals of bringing...

  26. November 5, 2010

    Lebedev resort reported raided in Ukraine

    A hotel complex in Ukraine belonging to Alexander Lebedev, owner of the London newspapers the Evening Standard and the...

  27. November 3, 2010

    Russia: Bribery on the beat

    A Russian police officer walks near St Basil’s cathedral on Red Square in Moscow. Although 15 generals were fired this year,...

  28. November 2, 2010

    Khodorkovsky in emotional court appeal

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky arrives at the Moscow court: he argues that the charges are absurd and that prosecutors do not...

  29. November 2, 2010

    Moscow police raid Lebedev bank building

    An armed man in a mask stands guard at the entrance of a bank controlled by Russian tycoon Alexander Lebedev Police...

  30. August 28, 2010

    INM swings back to profit

    Independent News & Media sees a brighter future after a torrid year that saw the sale of assets including the Independent...

  31. July 28, 2010

    Nuanced portrait of an ambitious tycoon

    A Mobile Fortune The Life and Times of Denis O’Brien By Siobhan Creaton Aurum £14.99 Outside Ireland, Denis O’Brien is not...

  32. June 9, 2010

    A keen Shott

    In his first big speech as new culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt has put Lazard investment banker Nick Shott in charge of an...

  33. May 7, 2010

    Moscow mayor's era in doubt

    For 18 years, Yury Luzhkov has kept a tight grip on Moscow, lashing out at everyone from business oligarchs to homosexuals...

  34. May 6, 2010

    Moscow mayor’s era in doubt

    Rehearsal for Victory day: Moscow’s mayor will spend $1.5m to blast away rain clouds For 18 years, Yury Luzhkov has kept a...

  35. April 10, 2010

    Independent's editor resigns

    Roger Alton has stepped down as editor of The Independent, less than three weeks after the newspaper was sold for a nominal...

  36. March 31, 2010

    DMGT still cautious on ad recovery

    Advertising revenue at the national newspaper division of Daily Mail & General Trust has rebounded after seven consecutive...

  37. March 30, 2010

    DMGT still cautious on ad recovery

    Advertising revenue at the national newspaper division of Daily Mail & General Trust has rebounded after seven consecutive...

  38. March 26, 2010

    UK newspapers

    “Information,” an internet prophet once said, “wants to be free”. Widespread belief in this oft-cited but incomplete mantra...

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