Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Fight! It's a Russian oligarch dust-up

Lebedev.jpg
russia2.png
russia.png

As ideas for TV shows go, ‘Oligarch Dust-Up’ is firmly in the Partridge School. It’s a hair’s breadth from ‘Inner City Sumo’ and ‘Cooking in Prison’.

Alexander Lebedev, the 51-year-old owner of both the Evening Standard and The Independent newspapers, appears to be keener than most to get the franchise up and running.

During an interview on a Russian TV show, the businessman cracked out some of the moves he may well have learned while working for the KGB on property developer Sergei Polonsky.

Although it’s unclear where the rivalry stemmed from, the Russian desk at ShortList (ahem) tells us that testy exchange went something like this:

Polonsky: I'm already worn out from the desire to give [him] a punch in the chops.

Lebedev: (Jumping to his feet) Well, try it. Go on then, or are you waiting for me to take off my glasses?

Upon which Lebedev wades in, landing punches on a stunned Polonsky.

Polonsky has since called the attack ‘disgusting and repulsive’.

(Image: YouTube)

Related

615x330_sb.png

VIDEO: Spongebob goes nuts

cowbarge.png

VIDEO: Cow barges into sports store

Comments

More

David Dimbleby kicked someone off 'Question Time' for being rowdy

Rock 'n' roll politics

by Carl Anka
23 Jun 2017

Jeremy Corbyn overtakes Theresa May for first time in PM poll

Everything's coming up Corbyn

by Alex Finnis
23 Jun 2017

Some people aren't happy about Grenfell Tower survivors' new homes

Residents lost their homes just last week

by Tom Victor
22 Jun 2017

Boys turn up to school dressed in skirts to protest shorts ban

That's one way to do it

by Carl Anka
22 Jun 2017

The Daily Mail is hilariously losing its rag over a Guardian cartoon

They've gone full breakdown

by Dave Fawbert
22 Jun 2017

Similar cladding to Grenfell Tower being used on 600 other high rises

Sadiq Khan has called for all of it to be removed

by Dave Fawbert
22 Jun 2017

Lazy? Got a dog? You're going to want to see this genius trick

Yet another benefit of having a dog

by Carl Anka
22 Jun 2017

There's a 51% chance that people on dating sites are in a relationship

Plus more terrifying online dating stats

by Gary Ogden
22 Jun 2017

Boris Johnson giving an absolute car-crash interview on BBC radio

He's got no idea what he's on about

by Dave Fawbert
22 Jun 2017

Men are more likely than women to use their phones on the toilet

We hope you use wet wipes on your mobile...

by Carl Anka
22 Jun 2017