Video: Alexander Lebedev on Russian Values

Alexander Lebedev, former spy, recovering oligarch, occasional supporter of opposition, and owner of a burgeoning British media empire, has begun posting some very interesting – if sometimes confusing – conversational YouTube videos on his website.  Here he meditates on values, materialism, money, history, and how some Russians have garnered a negative image in the international media. When people Belkovsky try to say that this is just another rich Russian trying to legitimize himself, it doesn’t wash for me. There is something much larger going on, and something much more sincere about Lebedev’s motives and actions, in my humble opinion.