Russian media mogul in talk show brawl
The owner of the Independent and Evening Standard newspapers, Russian tycoon Alexander Lebedev attacks his opponent on a TV talk show.
video in link- importing violent bums with money- they are still bums!!
11:21AM BST 18 Sep 2011
During the programme called ‘Crisis – Russian response’ an increasingly heated debate turned violent when Mr Lebedev punched his opponent, ex-real estate baron Sergei Polonsky and pushed him off the stage.
The studio guests were discussing the threat of the new global economic crisis and the ways for Russia to overcome it.
Sergei Polonsky, once one of the richest Russian businessmen, said he was sick and tired of useless discussion on economic issues with tycoons adding he would rather hit somebody instead. Mr Lebedev beat his opponent to it.
NTV’s security and talk show anchors jumped in to separate the pair in the pre-recorded programme.
Alexander Lebedev, a former KGB spy bought the Evening Standard in 2009 and the Independent in 2010. He also co-owns the Russian pro-democracy newspaper Novaya Gazeta.
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KGB spies tried to recruit Cameron
THE WAY HE ACTS- THEY HAD 100% SUCCESS!!!
David Cameron’s friend: how KGB spies tried to recruit us
David Cameron’s school friend Anthony Griffith speaks for the first time about how KGB agents tried to recruit the Prime Minister while he was in Russia.
The two agents entertained Cameron and Anthony Griffith with vast amounts of caviar, sturgeon and vodka in their approach on a trip to the Black Sea coast in 1985 Photo: REUTERSBy Suzanne Kerins
7:28AM BST 18 Sep 2011
When David Cameron told his Russian hosts last week that KGB agents had tried and failed to recruit him during his gap year, he joked that he apparently failed to pass the “interview”.
Now, however, the Old Etonian who accompanied him on the expedition has spoken for the first time about the extraordinary lengths to which the secret agents went in their bid to recruit the future Prime Minister.
The two agents entertained Cameron and Anthony Griffith with vast amounts of caviar, sturgeon and vodka in their approach on a trip to the Black Sea coast in 1985. “We were definitely singled out,” he said.
“David and I were sunbathing on a very busy beach, when, out of the blue, two men, one middle-aged and the other much younger, approached us. One spoke perfect English, the other perfect French.
“They seemed nice and invited us out for a very generous lunch and poured us vodka. David and I had consumed quite a bit of alcohol and may have been a little intoxicated when they began hitting us with questions. It all seemed rather strange.”
The farmer, 45, who lives with his wife and three children in North Wales, added: “They were clearly trying to sound out our political views. David’s weren’t particularly socialist at the time. They quickly grasped that he wasn’t a Lenin sympathiser or anything like that. We were not going to make disobliging remarks about Britain or our prime minister, Margaret Thatcher.”
He said Cameron’s relaxed demeanour swiftly changed as he became suspicious about how the men could afford to pay for an extravagant lunch, when they claimed to work in a hotel.
Keen to impress, the agents begged the pair to join them for dinner. “We got nervous about it,” he said. “David whispered, ‘How can he afford to pay for this lunch on his meagre salary?’ It just didn’t add up.
“We decided it was probably best to be discreet and careful during our two-week wander around Russia, so we failed to turn up for dinner. David’s words were: ‘Let’s definitely not go.’
“We laughed about it afterwards and discussed whether we were possibly being recruited by spies. We both agreed we made the right decision.”
HENCE HE’S NOW CALLED RED DAVE!
HOW DO THIS RUSSIANS EARN THEIR VAST WEALTH- THATS WHAT WE SHOULD ALL BE ASKING!
KGB- REPLACED THE KILLER GROUP NKVD OF KATYN FAME- HAS THIS THUG BEEN INVESTIGATED FOR HIS PAST- STUPID QUESTION- OF COURSE NOT!
Most likely, certain Jewish oligarchs are trying to discredit Vladimir Putin.
Some things are improving in Russia.
Between 1998 and 2009, the number of Russian households below the poverty line dropped from 38% to 3%. (Poverty in Russia Disappears in a Remarkable Manner – English …)
On 7 November 2010, we learn that, in Russia, shadowy forces are allegedly using ‘Cosa Nostra’ tactics to block ‘reform’ (or to deal with allegedly corrupt Jewish oligarchs).
Jewish newspaper magnate Alexander Lebedev accuses shadowy forces.
Jewish oligarch Lebedev and VladimirPutin
Billionaire Jewish Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev owns the London Evening Standard and the UK’s Independent.
He also owns a third of airline Aeroflot, and is part owner of the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, one of whose journalists, Anna Politkovskaya, was assassinated.
Lebedev is a former officer in the KGB, and its successor the FSB.
In 2008, Mikhail Gorbachev announced he was going to make a comeback to Russian politics along with Lebedev, their party to be called the Independent Democratic Party of Russia.
Recently, 200 armed police raided Lebedev’s Moscow bank.
Lebedev then flew out of Russia.
Lebedev says that the raid is one in a series of incidents aimed at intimidating him.
Another such incident was the 2008 publication, in one of Lebedev’s Russian papers, of claims of an affair between Vladimir Putin and the 24 year old Olympic gymnast Alina Kabaeva.
Lebedev said agents from the the FSB (KGB) suggested he might suffer the same fate as Anna Politkovskaya, the campaigning Russian journalist who was assassinated.
The report in Lebedev’s Moscow Korrespondent newspaper in 2008 said Putin was going to marry Alina Kabaeva.
Lebedev now claims the story was planted without his knowledge.
Lebedev says he fears suffering the same fate as Jewish Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Khodorovsky is in a Siberian jail on tax, theft and money-laundering charges.
The raid on Lebedev’s National Reserve Bank (NRB) was reportedly part of a fraud investigation.
Yuri Luzhkov, the powerful and very wealthy former Moscow mayor, is an enemy of Lebedev.
Luzhkov is also an enemy of Putin.
Lebedev blames Luzhkov for starting the rumour that Putin’s marriage to wife Lyudmila is in trouble. (dailymail.x)
Journalist Oleg Kashin “was a leading force in circulating a rumor on RuNet about Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s wife, Lyudmila, retreating to a monastery”
On 7 November 2010, Oleg Kashin remained hospitalized in critical condition after a savage beating that broke his jaw, fingers and a leg. (Kommersant Reporter Is Badly Beaten)
Famous Russian model Irina Sheik.
During the Yeltsin era, the Russian government allegedly allowed certain Jews to steal a lot of the countries wealth.
“The fact is that Yeltsin was a hired tool whose job it was to turn Russia’s wealth over to the same cartel of Jewish racketeers who controlled Clinton.” (Digg – Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin dies)
The Jewish Russian mafia are very big.
For example, in Italy, prosecutors reported:
“Representatives of the Russian mafia in 2008 formed an alliance with local (criminal groups, including the Cosa Nostra)” and took under joint control “practically 100 percent of the agricultural enterprises of Italy and at the same time practically all shippers, both international and domestic.” (‘Russian Mafia’ Abroad Now 300000 Strong.)
Vladimir Putin has visited Berlusconi in Italy. (Twelfth Bough: Putin and Berlusconi)
Putin and Ehud Barak, 2000.
What about relations between Russia and Israel? (Israel–Russia relations – Wikipedia)
Russian is the third most widely spoken first language in Israel, (after Hebrew and Arabic)
From late 1944, Stalin adopted a pro-Zionist foreign policy.
Weapons sent from the Soviet bloc to israel were crucial to Israel in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
In 2006, Israeli troops reportedly found evidence of Russian-made Kornet-E and Metis-M anti-tank systems in Hizbullah’s possession in southern Lebanon.
On 6 September 2010, Russia and Israel signed a five year military agreement.
In October 2010, Israeli Aerospace Industries signed a $400 million agreement to sell UAVs to Russia.
The drones will be assembled in Russia. (Israel–Russia relations – Wikipedia)
In 2000, it was estimated that nearly 50% of Russia’s economy was linked with organized crime. 
Putin has attacked crime-ridden Russia
In 2002, Vladimir Putin said that organised crime was still controlling large parts of Russia’s economy – and not enough was being done to combat it.
Putin said that Russia’s businessmen were “being squeezed by criminal activity on the one side… and illegal government activity,” on the other.
Law enforcement agencies were accused of “feebleness”
Putin said the police should crack down on corrupt officials as well as the mafia.
if russia is serious it needs to adopt the tactics of israel
the day i see a plane full of israeli elites crash is the day i’ll believe certain of it’s enemies really are it’s enemies
Never before seeing a picture of Lebedev, i am grateful for this post.
My gut tells me Lebedev is homosexual/bisexual. Just from looking at his impeccable attire and grooming.
w v hadic
A. Peasant said…
the body language in the photo of lebedev and putin is very interesting. even though lebedev towers over putin in height, it seems that putin is in full control.
What’s in store for Waterstone’s?By Alex Brummer, June 23, 2011
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The fate of struggling music group HMV and its Waterstone’s book chain has been of more than just passing interest to investors. The decline of HMV, which came perilously close to administration in recent months, is a story of our times.
No other British retailer has been more affected by the digital revolution. HMV has been around for 90 years but the combination of Amazon, which has undermined the business model of all booksellers, and the digital download, which has cannibalised sales of CDs, records and books via Kindle and the like, destroyed HMV’s business almost overnight.
The group’s rescue plan as executed by chief executive Simon Fox has been three-pronged. The first was to sell off the Waterstone’s arm to Russian oligarch Alexander Mamut for £53 million. The second was to negotiate a new £200 million two-year loan deal with HMV’s banks, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland. This, Fox hopes, gives him the breathing space to concentrate on the increasing market for live performances through festivals and venues like the Apollo in Hammersmith, West London. He also wants to change the mix in the HMV stores with more paraphernalia such as headphones for the digital age.
As a book chain in difficulty Waterston’s is not alone. Borders went into administration in the UK more than a year ago and independent booksellers are in danger of becoming a thing of the past. And in the United States, the Barnes & Noble chain was recently bid for by Liberty Media for $1 billion.
The sale of Waterstone’s by Fox to Mamut was surprising. One doesn’t necessarily think of a book chain being the first choice of Russian tycoons – most seem to have made their fortunes in oil and natural resources and then tended to invest the proceeds in high-profile assets overseas such as football clubs. But Mamut, who like the other Russian billionaires became rich during the Yeltsin era, likes to present himself as cut from a different cloth. Aged 51, he has been labelled by the Daily Telegraph as ‘probably the most powerful oligarch you have never heard of.’ Mamut is currently thought to be worth around £1 billion and counts Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin and the Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich among his friends. Mamut trained as a lawyer but is known as a businessman and a banker. Among his media interests are the San Francisco-based social networking site LiveJournal and the Russian publisher Azbooka-Atticus. He says he enjoys reading high-quality literature in Russian and English. Unlike his old friend Abramovich and newspaper proprietor Alexander Lebedev, the new owner of Waterstone’s seems less interested in trophy assets.
Mamut, who lives in West London, is very much an unknown quantity in the bookselling industry. He is described in profiles as being of Jewish heritage so perhaps we should not be too surprised by his interest. Jews have long been known as ‘the people of the book’ and certainly in the US all the polls show that Jews are among the most prolific book buyers.
His choice of the popular book store owner James Daunt as his first managing director has elicited strong approval in the industry. Daunt, a Cambridge-educated former banker, founded his own bookshop on Marylebone High Street in 1990. He has since opened a further five. His stores had a turnover of £10 million last year. This is something of an achievement in an industry under so much pressure from rivals: supermarkets J Sainsbury was named bookseller of the year this Spring, plus there is the Kindle, iPad and other electronic devices. But running a small, specialist chain of bookstores in carefully selected neighbourhoods, as Daunt has done, is a very different proposition.
Mamut wants to run Waterstone’s as a ‘regional and local community’ orientated bookseller. Daunt describes his new boss as a ‘book person who shares my belief that if you create really good bookshops, they will be commercially successful.’ Certainly, even in recession Britain’s publishing industry is a super-sector of the economy having generated £4.1 billion worth of income last year.
Daunt, who takes over on July 2, is clear that he doesn’t like the three-for-two book offers favoured by Waterstone’s in recent times but believes that ‘value’ does count.
All of us who are authors and love reading will hope that Mamut and Daunt can lift Waterstone’s out of the rut. But online book sales and digital downloads will remain the threat as it has for its former parent HMV.
Alex Brummer is City Editor of the Daily Mail