Alexander Lebedev
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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.