- Lebedev, Aleksandr Yevgenyevich
- (1959– )Politician and oligarch. According to Forbes magazine, Aleksandr Lebedev is one of the richest men in Russia, with an estimated fortune of $3.1 billion. He built his fortune in the banking industry, and is recognized as one of the country’s more influential oligarchs. He has a 30 percent stake in Aeroflot and controls 39 percent of Novaya Gazeta>. On 21 January 2009, Lebedev purchased the London-based Evening Standard for the symbolic fee of £1 in an effort to prop up the failing newspaper. He previously served in the KGB in Great Britain, and was a member of the State Duma from 2004 until 2008. He maintains a personal friendship with Mikhail Gorbachev and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation. Robert A. Saunders and Vlad Strukov. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Russia — /rush euh/, n. 1. Also called Russian Empire. Russian, Rossiya. a former empire in E Europe and N and W Asia: overthrown by the Russian Revolution 1917. Cap.: St. Petersburg (1703 1917). 2. See Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 3. See Russian… … Universalium
Russian Academy of Sciences — s headquarters Established 1724 President Yury Sergeevich Osipov Address Leninsky prospekt 14 … Wikipedia
List of physicists — Below is a list of famous physicists. Many of these from the 20th and 21st centuries are found on the list of recipients of the Nobel Prize in physics. NOTOC A *Ernst Karl Abbe Germany (1840–1905) *Derek Abbott Australia (1960 ) *Marek Artur… … Wikipedia