Alexander Lebedev claims campaign against him
1 October 2012 Last updated at 06:24 BST
The Russian millionaire and newspaper owner, Alexander Lebedev, has complained that a charge of hooliganism he is facing is part of a campaign against him.
Mr Lebedev was charged after hitting a fellow businessman during a television debate in 2011.
Speaking to the BBC, he came close to blaming President Vladimir Putin for his problems.
Daniel Sandford reports.