Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Russian businessman has not been able to buy Britain's Evening Standard.

The Russian businessman Alexander Lebedev was unable to buy the British newspaper Evening Standard. This writes The Financial Times. The amount and other details of the possible deal is unknown.
The company Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT), owns the Evening Standard, dismissed the proposal Lebedeva of purchase without explanation. According to one of the participants in the market, DMGT "extremely sensitive" refers to its publications and for anything not agreed to sell one of them is Russia's oligarchs, writes The Financial Times.
The proposal to purchase Evening Standard DMGT Lebedev made in late 2008, like The Guardian.
Alexander Lebedev, is the owner of National Reserve Bank and the National Reserve Corporation, which brings together about a hundred companies, and controls about 30 percent of Aeroflot. In mid-2008, the year Lebedev headed the media, which was established on the basis of "Novaya Gazeta". Together with the former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev businessman owns 49 percent of the shares "Novaya Gazeta".

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