The Independent sold to Lebedev

Irish company Independent News & Media has sold loss-making The Independent and Independent on Sunday to Александр Евгеньевич Лебедев, who already owns the Evening Standard.
BBC: The Independent bought by Lebedev for £1
It was the favourite newspaper of mine during my 1990 two months in the UK. Well, it’s over now, as nothing’s going to convince me that a newspaper owned by a former employee of the KGB can be… independent.

 

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