Former KGB spy Lebedev buys Indy and Sindy

#1
So soon the Independent will be dependent on Russian tycoon.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/bus.../story-e6frg996-1225835359866?from=public_rss

ALEXANDER Lebedev, the former KGB agent turned media mogul, will this week pay a token pound stg. 1 to take control of Britain's The Independent newspaper -- the same price as buying a copy of the paper from the newsstand. But he will pledge to invest millions in the loss-making title and the Independent on Sunday.
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Lebedev, who already owns London's Evening Standard, has struck a separate five-year deal with INM to supply stories to its other newspapers in South Africa and Ireland.
 
#2
It has a sort of symmetry...its hacks have been pushing left-wing garbage long enough - working for the commissar for disnformatskya shouldn't present too many issues!
 
#4
The 'London Evening Standard' has lurched so far to the left it has practically mounted the kerb.

The 'papers bought by this man will surely be re-titled:

'The Party-Line' and 'The Sunday Party-Line'. ('Pravda' by other names).

I don't suppose for a moment that any money (Heaven forfend) or promises have been exchanged 'twixt the purchaser and a certain political party in urgent need of funds - no, it could not happen in this country!

PS: Am I the only subscriber to 'The Daily Telegraph' who reckons it has lost it's 'moral and political compass'? Picking the rag up for the first time ever a person could easily believe that it is owned by the Labour Party.

Heigh ho! My newsagent accepts my 'Ex Torygraph' vouchers for 'The Times'. I never thought I would support Murdoch, but I'm fvcked if I'm having anything to do with left wing rubbish that comprises the current 'Telegraph'.
 
#5
KGB_resident said:
So soon the Independent will be dependent on Russian tycoon.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/bus.../story-e6frg996-1225835359866?from=public_rss

ALEXANDER Lebedev, the former KGB agent turned media mogul, will this week pay a token pound stg. 1 to take control of Britain's The Independent newspaper -- the same price as buying a copy of the paper from the newsstand. But he will pledge to invest millions in the loss-making title and the Independent on Sunday.
...
Lebedev, who already owns London's Evening Standard, has struck a separate five-year deal with INM to supply stories to its other newspapers in South Africa and Ireland.
Is he going to change the name to PRAVDA? :lol:
 
#6
KGB_resident said:
So soon the Independent will be dependent on Russian tycoon.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/bus.../story-e6frg996-1225835359866?from=public_rss

ALEXANDER Lebedev, the former KGB agent turned media mogul, will this week pay a token pound stg. 1 to take control of Britain's The Independent newspaper -- the same price as buying a copy of the paper from the newsstand. But he will pledge to invest millions in the loss-making title and the Independent on Sunday.
...
Lebedev, who already owns London's Evening Standard, has struck a separate five-year deal with INM to supply stories to its other newspapers in South Africa and Ireland.
KGB might I suggest taking up golfing? I would think all that sitting at the computer searching and reading various inglorious news articles would have some sort of impact on your waistline... no?
 
#7
ghost_us said:
KGB_resident said:
So soon the Independent will be dependent on Russian tycoon.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/bus.../story-e6frg996-1225835359866?from=public_rss

ALEXANDER Lebedev, the former KGB agent turned media mogul, will this week pay a token pound stg. 1 to take control of Britain's The Independent newspaper -- the same price as buying a copy of the paper from the newsstand. But he will pledge to invest millions in the loss-making title and the Independent on Sunday.
...
Lebedev, who already owns London's Evening Standard, has struck a separate five-year deal with INM to supply stories to its other newspapers in South Africa and Ireland.
KGB might I suggest taking up golfing? I would think all that sitting at the computer searching and reading various inglorious news articles would have some sort of impact on your waistline... no?
Alas... yes.
 
#9
lsquared said:
PS: Am I the only subscriber to 'The Daily Telegraph' who reckons it has lost it's 'moral and political compass'? Picking the rag up for the first time ever a person could easily believe that it is owned by the Labour Party.
I think you are being ever so slightly over-sensitive...even the most liberal of conservatives wouldn't make that assumption based, for example, on my reading of it yesterday. It certainly hasn't lost its "moral compass" but it doesn't seem to attack only Labour - is this your problem? nor does it run pep rallies in print for the conservatives, again is this your angst?
 
#10
ex_colonial said:
KGB_resident said:
So soon the Independent will be dependent on Russian tycoon.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/bus.../story-e6frg996-1225835359866?from=public_rss

ALEXANDER Lebedev, the former KGB agent turned media mogul, will this week pay a token pound stg. 1 to take control of Britain's The Independent newspaper -- the same price as buying a copy of the paper from the newsstand. But he will pledge to invest millions in the loss-making title and the Independent on Sunday.
...
Lebedev, who already owns London's Evening Standard, has struck a separate five-year deal with INM to supply stories to its other newspapers in South Africa and Ireland.
Is he going to change the name to PRAVDA? :lol:
Izvestia would be better - it means "delivered message". Very Alistair Campbellish
 
#11
Cuddles said:
lsquared said:
PS: Am I the only subscriber to 'The Daily Telegraph' who reckons it has lost it's 'moral and political compass'? Picking the rag up for the first time ever a person could easily believe that it is owned by the Labour Party.
I think you are being ever so slightly over-sensitive...even the most liberal of conservatives wouldn't make that assumption based, for example, on my reading of it yesterday. It certainly hasn't lost its "moral compass" but it doesn't seem to attack only Labour - is this your problem? nor does it run pep rallies in print for the conservatives, again is this your angst?
My bold: probably you are correct, but it irritates me to see two pages in 'my' daily devoted to the failed and flawed oaf masquerading as the prime minister!
 
#12
baboon6 said:
KGB_resident said:
A Russian tycoon. Do you understand? A Russian tycoon. What is with you fcuking borscht-eaters that prevents you from understanding what "a" and "the" mean?
Thank you dear friend for the correction. I know what is the purpose of the articles a and the

The Russian language is voided articles and it is very hard to me to insert them in a propper way.

However, here likely the article the should be used as mr.Lebedev was mentioned previously in the title.

Anyway, I beg to accept my sincere apologies for the mistake.
 
#13
KGB_resident said:
baboon6 said:
KGB_resident said:
A Russian tycoon. Do you understand? A Russian tycoon. What is with you fcuking borscht-eaters that prevents you from understanding what "a" and "the" mean?
Thank you dear friend for the correction. I know what is the purpose of the articles a and the

я был солдатом. I wouldn't worry about the use of the definite and indefinite articles - you should see what I do to the cases in Balkans Slavic. It should be illegal :twisted:



The Russian language is voided articles and it is very hard to me to insert them in a propper way.

However, here likely the article the should be used as mr.Lebedev was mentioned previously in the title.

Anyway, I beg to accept my sincere apologies for the mistake.
 
#14
rickshaw-major said:
я был солдатом. I wouldn't worry about the use of the definite and indefinite articles - you should see what I do to the cases in Balkans Slavic. It should be illegal :twisted:
What cases?

Just tell them you come fram Vranje or some other small railway town in South Serbia and they laugh and forgive you. :)

I found it works especially well in Zagreb.
 
#15
whitecity said:
rickshaw-major said:
я был солдатом. I wouldn't worry about the use of the definite and indefinite articles - you should see what I do to the cases in Balkans Slavic. It should be illegal :twisted:
What cases?

Just tell them you come fram Vranje or some other small railway town in South Serbia and they laugh and forgive you. :)

I found it works especially well in Zagreb.
No I am afraid that is the cheats way out.

SPEAK SLOWLY AND LOUDLY IN ENGLISH. It is a well know fact they all speak English - I mean everybody not having had the benefit of being born in This Sceptered Isle :twisted: :D
 

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