Gorbachev-Linked Tycoon Becomes ‘Investigative Journalist’

RIA Novosti
Sunday 13th October, 2013

MOSCOW, October 13 (RIA Novosti) – A Russian businessman known for ties to the last Soviet president, as well as brawling skills on camera, said he is trading entrepreneurship for journalism. “From Monday I am head of Novaya [Gazeta] investigations bureau,” Alexander Lebedev said in an English-language tweet on Saturday. “Pls stop calling me oligarch or banker, I am long paying a price for journalistic revelations in corruption and fraud,” he added, also in English. Lebedev, 53, was also cited by Russian media as saying he will use the considerable stock of compromising information he…

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