Evgeny Lebedev

Evgeny Lebedev is chairman of Independent Print Limited and Evening Standard Limited.

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The spirit of a pure Christianity: Exploring Ethiopia's stunning subterranean churches

When he ventured into the mysterious subterranean churches of Ethiopia, Evgeny Lebedev not only visited one of the world’s architectural marvels, he experienced a humble Orthodox Christianity which shames Russia's own

Caped crusaders: What really goes on at the Knights of Malta's secretive headquarters?

The ancient religious order is at the centre of every conspiracy theory going. Evgeny Lebedev is invited into their headquarters in Rome

Evgeny Lebedev: After years of poaching, there's hope at last for the future of Africa's elephants

Thank you for your support for our partner charity Space for Giants

Evgeny Lebedev meets the warriors to hear about a remarkable project implemented on their tribal land that has restored animal numbers previously hunted almost to annihilation

Elephant Campaign: The Samburu know the land and its animals better than anyone: ‘The elephant is an elder to us – it is taboo to hurt one’

The Samburu tribe once lived side-by-side with elephants in Kenya’s remote Milgis region. Now they have joined the battle for protection

Wild and dangerous? Because elephants and humans live so closely in Kenya there are sometimes accidents

Poachers no longer in control of ‘Wild West’

Funds from The Independent’s charity appeal are already making a big difference in Kenya. Evgeny Lebedev reports from West Laikipia

Defence force: Kenya's poacher hunters

In the latest dispatch for our Christmas charity appeal, Evgeny Lebedev in Laikipia finds that gunfights with heavily armed enemies are a part of life for wildlife rangers

Without action against the renewed scourge of poaching, these giants of nature will vanish

Together we can not only do something to stop the slaughter of these animals, but also help those whose lives are being blighted by this unfolding crisis

A gardener sweeps up vine leaves beneath a pergola in President Karzai’s private gardens in Kabul

Inside Kabul's one garden of tranquillity – Hamid Karzai’s presidential palace

Photographer Lalage Snow and Evgeny Lebedev are granted rare access to the compound

The new-look Independent print edition: A champion of free expression that is true to its founding values

Long before my family became involved in publishing, we had a deep respect for The Independent and the tradition of British journalism it belongs to. This dates back to the 1980s, when my father was working as an economic analyst for the Soviet intelligence service. He read it because he wanted information he could trust.

Will bullfighting survive in modern Spain?

Bullfighting and Spain have been synonymous for centuries. But with attendances severely down and one region voting for a ban, this is a sport in crisis. Evgeny Lebedev reports

Day In a Page

Super Mario crushes the Messi dream as Germany win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Super Mario crushes the Messi dream

Germany win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
Saharan remains may be evidence of the first race war, 13,000 years ago

The first race war, 13,000 years ago?

Saharan remains may be evidence of oldest large-scale armed conflict
Scientists find early warning system for Alzheimer’s

Scientists find early warning system for Alzheimer’s

Researchers hope eye tests can spot ‘biomarkers’ of the disease
Sex, controversy and schoolgirl schtick

Meet Japan's AKB48

Pop, sex and schoolgirl schtick make for controversial success
Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country

How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over northern Iraq

A speech by an ex-MI6 boss hints at a plan going back over a decade. In some areas, being Shia is akin to being a Jew in Nazi Germany, says Patrick Cockburn
The evolution of Andy Serkis: First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The evolution of Andy Serkis

First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial: Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried

You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial...

Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried
Refugee children from Central America let down by Washington's high ideals

Refugee children let down by Washington's high ideals

Democrats and Republicans refuse to set aside their differences to cope with the influx of desperate Central Americas, says Rupert Cornwell
Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Malorie Blackman appeals for a better ethnic mix of authors and characters and the illustrator Quentin Blake comes to the rescue
Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...

Blackest is the new black

Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...
Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

The US Ambassador to London holds 'jeans and beer' gigs at his official residence – it's all part of the job, he tells Chris Green
Meet the Quantified Selfers: From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor

Meet the 'Quantified Selfers'

From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor
Madani Younis: Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Madani Younis wants the neighbourhood to follow his work as closely as his audiences do
Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

When it comes to national stereotyping, the Irish – among others – know it can pay to play up to outsiders' expectations, says DJ Taylor