Alexander Lebedev

Alexander Lebedev is the publisher of The Independent and Evening Standard titles

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Carl Bildt: Markets will cause Russia more pain than sanctions

Sweden's Foreign Minister calculates Russia has lost $150bn in recent months, he tells Alexander Lebedev

People wave Russian flags as fireworks explode in the sky over Sevastopol following the announcement of the result of the referendum

Urgently needed: A new Crimean Conference to stop war

The problems to solve are immense. However the alternative is horrific

Russia's banker thieves remain above the law

In most other countries, you are complicit if you observe a crime and don't report it. But the witnesses to the theft of trillions of roubles remain silent

The world came together to ban apartheid. It must do the same to tackle corruption

The entry pass to this separate world of international oligarchy are the billions stolen from the taxpayer by corrupt bureaucrats and fraudsters

A general view of Kiev

Ukraine can be a new California if it shakes off its stagnant past

Corruption stifles business at every turn in this former father of Russia. We explore how history could be to blame for this self-defeating culture

Alexander Lebedev: Hard to get ahead in Ukraine with the Luddite saboteurs

“In Simferopol local parliament demolishes building belonging to Russian tycoon,” gloated the headline.

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and with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack
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The exhibition nods to rich and potentially brilliant ideas, but steps back
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Education, education, education

TV documentaries filmed in classrooms are now a genre in their own right
It’s reasonable to negotiate with the likes of Isis, so why don’t we do it and save lives?

It’s perfectly reasonable to negotiate with villains like Isis

So why don’t we do it and save some lives?
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Is a sub-2-hour race now within sight?

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We shall not be moved, say Stratford single parents
Air strikes alone will fail to stop Isis

Air strikes alone will fail to stop Isis

Talks between all touched by the crisis in Syria and Iraq can achieve as much as the Tornadoes, says Patrick Cockburn
Nadhim Zahawi: From a refugee on welfare to the heart of No 10

Nadhim Zahawi: From a refugee on welfare to the heart of No 10

The Tory MP speaks for the first time about the devastating effect of his father's bankruptcy
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Witches: A history of misogyny

The sexist abuse that haunts modern life is nothing new: women have been 'trolled' in art for 500 years
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Meet the most powerful woman in US television

Writer and producer of shows like Grey's Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes now has her own evening of primetime TV – but she’s taking it in her stride
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Endangered communities photographed 'like Kate Moss'

Jimmy Nelson travelled the world to photograph 35 threatened tribes in an unashamedly glamorous style