Russian Newspaper Magnate Faces Trial Accused of ‘Hooliganism’ After Punching Businessman on Talk Show

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By: Will Stewart | dailymail.co.uk

Newspaper magnate Alexander Lebedev this week faces the start of a trial in Moscow that could see him sent to a Siberian jail for up to five years.

The 53-year-old tycoon is accused of ‘hooliganism’ motivated by political hatred after punching businessman Sergei Polonsky during a TV talk show.

The controversial case is seen by analysts as being politically motivated and driven by Lebedev’s ownership of an investigative newspaper in Moscow that regularly exposes corruption in Vladimir Putin’s government and ruling circles.

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