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  • Alexander Lebedev's office raided by masked police

    Alexander Lebedev's office raided by masked police

    It looked like a scene from a primetime drama. At 11.20am, masked police cradling Uzi-style machine guns burst into the HQ of Russia's National Reserve Bank. Sitting upstairs was Alexander Lebedev, the corporation's sneaker-wearing boss and billionaire proprietor of the Independent and London Evening Standard newspapers.

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    November 3, 2010 at 13:18 // Source: "The Guardian". 02.11.10

  • Alexander Lebedev: profile

    Alexander Lebedev: profile

    Alexander Lebedev, the Moscow-based businessman, philanthropist and Anglophile, has little time for his fellow Russian oligarchs. In an interview with the Guardian last year, he described them as a bunch of greedy, uncultured, semiliterate oiks. They knew nothing of early Italian painting, he complained. "They don't read books. They don't go to exhibitions. They think the only way to impress anyone is to buy a yacht," he added.

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    November 3, 2010 at 13:13 // Source: "The Guardian". 02.11.10

  • Can i crack the newspaper market?

    Can i crack the newspaper market?

    These are tough times for newspapers. They are losing readers and advertising to the internet and desperately trying to find solutions that will save their businesses in the longterm.

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    October 29, 2010 at 17:21 // Source: "ВВС News". 26.10.10

  • Never mind the iPad. What do you think of the iPaper?

    Never mind the iPad. What do you think of the iPaper?

    Raymond Snoddy thinks the launch of i is one sign of a new confidence in print... "The hangdog look has gone and there is mounting evidence that advertising will continue to return - as long as the government doesn't manage to engineer a double-dip recession".

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    October 27, 2010 at 18:51 // Source: "MediaTel". 27.10.10. By Raymond Snoddy