Alexander Lebedev launches new project against Russian corruption
Posted in: Censorship at 12/07/2012 15:05
Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev has always sung his own tune. Now the billionaire media magnate has jumped into the ring with anti-Putin activist and blogger Alexey Navalny, just as the Kremlin tightens the screws on dissenting voices on the internet.
Lebedev said on Wednesday that he would present Vladimir Putin, Russia's powerful president, with a new debit card designed to fight corruption. The gesture is an ironic one in a country where accusations of corruption and the accumulation of untold wealth continue to dog Putin and his close associates.