CANADA SANCTIONS RUSSIAN-BORN BILLIONAIRE AND NEWSPAPER PROPRIETOR ALEXANDER LEBEDEV

On 21 May, the Guardian reported that he was one of 13 people added to Canada’s sanctions lists.  He is a former KGB agent, and is the owner of UK newspapers the Evening Standard and the Independent.  He also finances Novaya Gazeta, Russia’s leading opposition newspaper.  His son became a peer in the UK House of Lords in 2020.  Others on the new sanctions list are said to include sanctioned include Gleb Frank, owner of one of Russia’s largest fishery companies, and son of Sergei Frank, former minister of transport and former CEO of Sovcomflot, Russia’s largest shipping company.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/may/21/canada-announces-sanctions-on-alexander-lebedev-russia-ukraine-report

UK UNDER PRESSURE OVER ALEXANDER LEBEDEV SANCTIONS AFTER CANADA MOVE

On 21 May, the Guardian reported that the UK government is under pressure to impose sanctions after Canada targeted Alexander Lebedev.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/may/21/canada-announces-sanctions-on-alexander-lebedev-russia-ukraine-report

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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