Evgeny Lebedev
British businessman
Evgeny Lebedev
Evgeny Alexandrovich Lebedev is the Russian-born British chairman and owner of both Evening Standard Ltd, publisher of the Evening Standard newspaper, which he bought in January 2009, and of Independent Print Ltd, publisher of the Independent and Independent on Sunday, which he bought in March 2010. He is the son of Russian tycoon Alexander Lebedev.
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Castello di Santa Eurasia, Once A Crumbling Castle, Has Been Brought Back To Life (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It seems like newspaper publisher Evgeny Lebedev likes a challenge. As if acquiring two struggling British newspapers wasn't hard enough, Lebedev decided to take on the renovation of Castello di Santa Eurasia, a crumbling castle in Italy. In the latest issue of Architectural Digest, we get a tour of the newly rebuilt space. For over 60 years, the 35,000-square-foot castle was untouched. Lebedev hired architect Domenico Minchilli and one of our favorite interior designers, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, to help make the space an actual home. It now has three floors, a restaurant-style kitchen and eight bedrooms. Bullard kept the interior medieval with 18th century furniture and 17th century tapestry. "The interiors look exactly as they would have 200 years ago," Minchilli said. Scroll through the photos below to see this magnificent place, and be sure to head over to Architectural Digest for more information. Photography by Oberto Gili. Before photography courtesy of Domenico Minchilli D ...
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Independent journalists vote for industrial action over job cuts
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Journalists defy warnings from editor Amol Rajan in protest at plans to shed 27 jobs Independent journalists have defied warnings from the editor, Amol Rajan, and voted for industrial action over job cuts. Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) at the title will hold a two-hour mandatory chapel meeting on Friday 9 August in protest at plans to shed 27 jobs. The NUJ said that 65.5% of its members had voted in favour of industrial action, and 79.5% voted for action short of a strike. The vote is against the wishes of Rajan, who warned Independent journalists last week that industrial action would give the owner, Evgeny Lebedev, "very little confidence" in their commitment to the future of the title. "A 'yes' vote will give him very little confidence that we are prepared to steer the Independent print brands on a course that can lead them to safety and sustainability. This could be catastrophic for the titles," he said in the candid memo to staff. The dispute is ov ...
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Russia sentences tycoon Lebedev to 150 hours' labour
Fox News - over 3 years
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. 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. 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. Nearly two years ago, Lebedev appeared alongside flamboyant construction magnate Sergei Polonsky in a talk show on NTV channel. When an argument broke out, he got up and delivered several punches to Polonsky, who fell out of his chair. Lebedev later justified the action by saying Polonsky had behaved in a threatening manner. Defence lawyer Genri Reznik vowed to appeal the verdict on Tuesday, telling journalists tha ...
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Lebedevs win London local TV licence
Guardian (UK) - about 4 years
Independent owners' Evening Standard-backed service seen as most lucrative licence to be awarded since Channel 5 in 1997 Alexander and Evgeny Lebedev have won the hotly-contested battle for the local TV licence for London, with Ofcom awarding the franchise to the Evening Standard's London Live bid. The victory is significant for Independent proprietors the Lebedevs, with the London franchise regarded as the most lucrative new UK TV licence to be awarded since the launch of Channel 5 in 1997. London Live was one of five bids for the licence, and the Lebedevs will be banking on their entry into the UK TV market helping to move their newspaper assets to profitability. The new Evening Standard-backed TV channel – which will initially offer an 18-hour-a-day service covering news, current affairs, entertainment, weather and sport – is critical to building a cross-media portfolio including the loss-making Independent, Independent on Sunday and 20p i, that will significantly boost appe ...
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Implement Leveson proposals on press, Ed Miliband tells PM
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
Labour leader says David Cameron should show confidence in inquiry and agree a swift timetable Ed Miliband has urged the prime minister to show confidence in Lord Justice Leveson's report into the future of press regulation and says David Cameron should agree a swift timetable for its implementation so long as its findings are proportionate and reasonable. Writing in the Guardian, the Labour leader says: "Parliament set up this inquiry with the power to examine all the evidence and reach conclusions. We need to show confidence in this process, not try and invent a new one." The report is due to be published on Thursday. The prime minister is expected to give his response within hours of the report's publication, a delicate and potentially politically perilous move. Downing Street on Sunday distanced itself from suggestions that it has already decided to reject statutory underpinning of a new form of independent self-regulation, if Leveson makes that proposal. But the foreign secr ...
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Evgeny Lebedev: My Soviet childhood
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
The son of the oligarch Alexander Lebedev grew up a stone's throw from the Kremlin. He recalls his grandfather's fear of Stalin, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the birth of a strange new Russia The house I grew up in was filled with the ghosts of Soviet tyranny. Nikita Khrushchev was a neighbour when my parents moved in, Vyacheslav Molotov still living there when I was born. The petrol bombs that bear Molotov's name may have granted him an unwanted immortality, but to us he was just another old man shuffling through the entrance. The building was an apartment block close to the Kremlin and reserved for the leaders of the nation. It was grand and pink and fin-de-siècle, but even here the facilities were basic. The wires were pinned on to the wallpaper and when I was born, cooking was still done on a stove in the corner. On the third floor a man in a grey suit was always waiting, smoking cigarettes and watching everybody. We assumed he was KGB. Years later, when the Soviet syst ...
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"My father's done nothing wrong"
CNN - over 4 years
Russian billionaire Evgeny Lebedev says charges against his oligarch father politically motivated & "out of proportion"
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Leveson Inquiry saints and sinners: Rupert and James Murdoch generate most negative online 'buzz'
The Drum - almost 5 years
Rupert Murdoch and his son James were the most negatively talked about witnesses to appear before Lord Leveson according to new research measuring the online chatter around the inquiry into media ethics. At 36%, Rupert Murdoch generated the most negative buzz compared to the other witnesses. James was the second most negatively talked about witness at 26%. Despite their apparent unpopularity in the eyes of the public, Jeremy Hunt and Rebekah Brooks both received a relatively even amount of negative and positive online buzz. The Independent's owner Evgeny Lebedev was viewed a ‘Saint’ with only 4% negative buzz. The findings come from Meltwater Group which used its tracking platform Meltwater Buzz to gauge the public's reaction to some of Leveson's key witnesses. Click on the image above to see an infographic outlining Leveson's 'saints and sinners'. Permalink | Comments (0)
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Professional Drummer Gives Lessons At Canton High School
Canton Patch - almost 5 years
Lee Fish's exposure to music started at a young age, traveling on the road with his musician parents. His life experience and talent led him to become one of the most highly sought after drummers at Berklee College of Music, where he studied music performance. Lee also gives drum lessons to students at Canton High School. "I've always loved music thanks to my parents," said Fish. "My Dad was a guitarist and my Mom played keyboards." Fish has been giving private drum lessons at Canton High School for 18 months. He was recruited to give lessons by Sarah Collmer, fine arts director at Canton High School. Fish also plays with Canton High School's band director Brian Thomas in Thomas' band, Akashic Record. Fish plays regularly with various musicians and groups including the Jason Palmer Quintet, the Mike Tucker Trio/Quartet/Quintet, the Evgeny Lebedev World Trio, the Primary Colors, the Mike Thomas Group and the Nick Grondin Group. You can also see him perform every Frida ...
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Leveson inquiry: Evgeny Lebedev, Aidan Barclay, John Ryley - live
Guardian (UK) - almost 5 years
• Lebedev says £75m invested on Indy and Standard titles • Ofcom to investigate Sky News over 'canoe man' hacking • Ryley not 'sufficiently aware' of Computer Misuse Act • 'Highly unlikely' Sky News will take same action again • Prosecution sources suggested to 'look at' Darwin's emails 4.35pm: Barclay has not met Ed Miliband or Nick Clegg. He first met David Cameron in 2005, during the Tory leadership contest, and tries to see George Osborne twice a year. He is in favour of more transparency in relations between press and politicians, but that this should not undermine confidential discussions. He says that civil servants should be present and a note of the meeting should be taken. 4.29pm: Barclay had 12 meetings with David Cameron, including an informal dinner at the prime minister's home in November 2010, the inquiry hears. Cameron asked Barclay for his view on News Corp's proposed takeover of BSkyB at one of these dinners in November 2010, Barclay says. He says that Cameron d ...
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英国《独立报》与《标准晚报》将合并销售团队 - 新浪网
Google News - over 5 years
新浪传媒讯:据英国《传媒周刊》9月1日报道,俄罗斯亿万富豪亚历山大-列别捷夫(Alexander-Evgeny Lebedev)名下的独立发行有限公司将要合并《独立报》和《伦敦标准晚报》的商业运作。 据悉,此次合并将于今年10月份实现。届
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Indy and Evening Standard to merge 60-strong sales force - Media Week (registration)
Google News - over 5 years
Independent Print Limited, owned by Alexander and Evgeny Lebedev, is preparing to merge the commercial operations of its Independent and London Evening Standard newspapers. The move is expected to take place in October and will affect up to 60 roles
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El Guggenheim programa cuatro conciertos de jazz para la Aste Nagusia - El País.com (España)
Google News - over 5 years
Le acompañarán el pianista Evgeny Lebedev y el baterista Ziv Ravitz. Al día siguiente, la compositora y pianista catalana Elisabet Raspall presentará los temas de su último trabajo, Plujazz, al frente de un cuarteto que completarán el saxofonista
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Phone-hacking scandal has exposed a culture of bullying and intimidation at ... - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
One was delivered in a private meeting last March with Alexander Lebedev and his son Evgeny Lebedev, who owns the Independent group of newspapers and the London Evening Standard. The meeting, which was initiated by Murdoch, was presented to the
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Ex-KGB Spy Mulls Reviving Tabloid - Daily Beast
Google News - over 5 years
"If red-top [tabloid] values are the price we pay for an open society, then I would rather that, with all the attendant controversy and prurience, over the closed minds bred by a less free press," Evgeny Lebedev wrote in Britain's The Guardian
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Who runs the United Kingdom? Not Murdoch - Times of Oman
Google News - over 5 years
Yet in buying this excellent newspaper, you are purchasing an organ of opinion which is now the property of Evgeny Lebedev. Indeed, just as The Independent might no longer be available were it not for the investment of its new Anglo-Russian owner,
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Revealed: David Cameron's 26 meetings in 15 months with Rupert Murdoch's News ... - Belfast Telegraph
Google News - over 5 years
One of those meetings was with the proprietor of The Independent Evgeny Lebedev. After News International, the most meetings took place with the Telegraph group who met Mr Cameron seven times since May. Nick Clegg also released a list of his meetings
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David Cameron under fire over Andy Coulson's visit to Chequers - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
It also shows that Clegg has met Evgeny Lebedev, the owner of the Evening Standard and the Independent, four times since September last year. • The PM hosted Rebekah Brooks on two occasions at Chequers – in June and August last year
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Evgeny Lebedev
    TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 27
    He is a sponsor of the Moscow Art Theatre and the Anton Chekhov Yalta Theatre, which was built in 1883, renovated in 1908, and reconstructed in 2008 "with the financial support of A.E. Lebedev".
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  • 2006
    Age 25
    Lebedev is the founder and chairman of the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation, established in 2006 together with President Mikhail Gorbachev, its aim being "to raise money to help children with cancer."
    More Details Hide Details So far, the Foundation has raised millions of pounds for its purposes. The Foundation has equipped two Russian paediatric cancer clinics. The Foundation commissions research into the fight against childhood cancer, provides training for the disciplines involved in the diagnosis, treatment, control and care of children with cancer. Since 2008, the Foundation has worked closely with the Marie Curie Cancer Care, another UK-based charity, which provides care to patients with terminal cancer. Evgeny Lebedev has spent most of his life in Britain. When his father, Alexander, took a job at the Soviet embassy in London and moved the family there, Evgeny was eight and went to school in the city. Evgeny received British citizenship in 2010.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born
    Born in 1980.
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