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PRO: The Russian oligarch co-owns, with Mikhail Gorbachev, Novaya Gazeta, one of the few papers that still dares to skewer the Kremlin. And earlier this year, he purchased London's struggling Evening Standard, giving him a foothold in the British media world.
CON: When one of his papers published an erroneous report that Putin was having an affair with a famed gymnast, an embarrassed Lebedev was forced to shut it down.
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