SUBSCRIBE for more speakers ► is.gd/OxfordUnion Oxford Union on Facebook: www.facebook.com/theoxfordunion Oxford Union on Twitter: @OxfordUnion Website: www.oxford-union.org/ 'Combating the Third Colonialism' A former KGB agent turned business tycoon and philanthropist, Alexander Lebedev was one of the ten richest Russians. Alongside his great success in the world of investment banking, Lebedev has had a very active political career, co-forming the Independent Democratic Party of Russia with former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev. Lebedev and Gorbachev are also the co-owners of the infamous Novaya Gazeta, the most vocal anti-government publication in Russia. Today Lebedev Holdings has majority ownership of both The Independent (which he bought for £1) and the Evening Standard. The title of his talk will be 'Combating the Third Colonialism, based on the global system of corruption, fraud and money laundering.' ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY: The Oxford Union is the world's most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. Since 1823, the Union has been promoting debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.