the network for several days to discuss the news that 40-year-old Evgeny Lebedev, the son of a merchant and the owner of the newspaper Evening Standard Alexander Lebedev, a member of the house of Lords (the upper house of the British Parliament). How it happened and what else the newly famous member of the British Parliament, we propose to learn from our material.

Evgeny Lebedev

Entrance ticket to the corridors of power became life this peerage: Lebedev, Jr., was added to the list of candidates easy hand of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. A list of life peers already approved by Queen Elizabeth II. Just the title got 18 people.

a Life this peerage in the United Kingdom of great Britain and Northern Ireland — the system of construction of the subjects to the nobility barskogo dignity, whose title cannot be inherited in contrast to hereditary parstv. Nowadays the construction is in accordance with the Act of life peers in 1958 and entitle their holders to sit in the House of lords.

Evgeny Lebedev and Boris Johnson

it is Known that Eugene and Boris have been friends for about 12 years. Together they have appeared in the various festivities, and engaged in General Affairs, such as raising funds to help homeless former member of the British army.

Lebedev, Jr. most of his life spent in the UK. For the first time in London, he arrived at the age of seven with his family in 1995, moved there permanently, and since 2010 he has been a citizen of this country. His father also owns the British online newspaper The Independent and the TV channel London Live. Eugene himself is the publisher of the Evening Standard and The Independent. He also owns the Japanese restaurant Sake no Hana on St James.

Eugene and Known for his charitable activity. He is the founder and Chairman of the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation, established in 2006 together with former President Mikhail Gorbachev. The Foundation helps in the fight against cancer.

Eugene is the son of Alexander Lebedev from his first marriage with Natalia Sokolova. The second sweetheart of a businessman is Elena Perminova, in relations with whom he has two sons and a daughter. Alexander and Elena have been together for 15 years, and at the beginning of this year, Perminov received a proposal to legalize the relationship.

Elena Perminova, Alexander and Evgeny Lebedev

Alexander Lebedev, before becoming an entrepreneur, he served as an officer in the Central office of the first Directorate of the KGB. In 1987 he went to work in the Soviet Embassy in London, and in 1992 resigned from the KGB with the rank of Colonel.

By his own admission Lebedev-the senior in the KGB, he worked on the prevention of diversion of capital abroad. He then engaged in banking�� case, was the Deputy of the state Duma, and in 2009 decided to concentrate its assets in familiar London acquired a controlling stake in the newspaper The Evening Standard.

it is not Surprising that with such assets Evgeny Lebedev has long been well known and loved in the secular society of London. At every party with him necessarily posing celebrities of world size, he is the godfather of Zachary, son of Elton John and David Furnish, close friends with the photographer johnny Random Kidd, stepbrother of Princess Diana.

Prince William and Evgeny Lebedev

Elizabeth Hurley and Evgeny Lebedev Evgeny Lebedev and Kate moss Elton John and Evgeny Lebedev

Evgeny Lebedev Benedict Cumberbatch

Evgeny Lebedev and Rita Ora

Evgeny Lebedev and Naomi Campbell

however, he is not devoid of a certain eccentricity, and he would give odds to all stars the ability to turn his life into a sound basis for the future scenarios and to capture the attention of photographers.

Evgeny Lebedev — gambling mod, and often chooses to appear in society, not prose tuxedos, and bright jackets, embellished with embroidery and contrasting piping, velvet jackets and colorful t-shirts.

Like any immigrant, it is not without a touching of homesickness, which is almost not known. Nostalgia, as it often happens in such cases, is based on vague images of the past. In his castle in Umbria Eugene was equipped with “Russian” bedroom walls covered with brocade, the bed is decorated with a four poster bed — and brought home the wolf of Boris.

Famous Lebedev Jr. and their parties. Fun media Mogul likes, as evidenced by all who visited his tricks, to walk on which made the whole night. In 2018, The Guardian published an article in which it was told that Boris Johnson (when he was Minister of foreign Affairs) was the guest of the next party in the Italian residence of the British businessman with Russian roots. Witnesses who noticed Johnson at the airport the next morning, described that he “struggled trying to go straight” and telling other passengers that he had a rough night.

Boris Johnson, Evgeny Lebedev and Rachel Johnson

Personal life Eugene — an intriguing and complicated story. Permanent life partner he is not, but the flirting and romantic interest are present in his life time. The press got pictures of kissing Elizabeth Hurley, and walks with Gillian Anderson, whom he met Christmas in 2013 in Florence.

Evgeny Lebedev and joely Richardson

it is Worth noting that Evgeny Lebedev is not the only person in the inner circle of the current Prime Minister, who is a modelalsya in the list. So, life this peerage also received Charles Moore, biographer of Margaret Thatcher and former editor of The Daily Telegraph, who was chief Johnson, when he worked as a correspondent in Brussels, and younger brother of the Prime Minister and the former Deputy Minister of education Joe Johnson. Life peer and became the husband of former Prime Minister Theresa may, Philip may.

the Choice of Johnson caused resentment in some political and journalistic circles of Britain.

a List of new peers is just obscene,

— describe the selection of the journalist of the newspaper The Guardian’s John grace.

Condemned the decision of Johnson, accusing him of nepotism, and member of the house of Commons from the Scottish national party Peter Wishart.

Evgeny Lebedev on these points is unlikely to greatly offended. He ironically refers to his nickname of “the little tycoon” (Little Olly) he had given previously in their new homeland. Close friends of Eugene among British intellectuals say the sense of humor of Eugene.

For a man of his level of power, status and wealth he’s incredibly witty, and teasing it can be enjoyed with impunity,

— a Stephen fry quote about Lebedev Jr. cited the Tatler.

By the way, that Scotland was svjazan scandal, which landed Alexander and Evgeny Lebedev. Not long ago, media moguls discussed in connection with the publication of the report on Russia’s intervention in the internal politics of great Britain, particularly on the affected in a referendum on Scottish independence.

the report cited close to Vladimir Putin, the Russian oligarchs, who are prominent in British public and political life.