August 17, 2022
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Canada puts sanctions on Russian media tycoon Alexander Lebedev

Oligarch with links to Boris Johnson among 14 businessmen and associates of Vladimir Putin targeted

Canada has put sanctions on Alexander Lebedev, the former KGB agent who little more than a decade ago bought the Evening Standard and the Independent.

The Russian billionaire was named in a fresh wave of sanctions against Vladimir Putin’s regime announced on Friday that also included a ban on the import of Russian vodka, diamonds and caviar, according to the Globe and Mail.

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