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December 13, 2000 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spanish police seized fugitive Russian media mogul Vladimir A. Gusinsky on Tuesday at his villa in the southern province of Cadiz, but Gusinsky's lawyers immediately argued that he is a victim of Kremlin political machinations and should not be extradited to Moscow. Gusinsky--who has controlled Russia's only independent television station, NTV--fled Russia after being briefly jailed in June.
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May 20, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Russian authorities acted illegally when they detained former Russian media baron Vladimir Gusinksy on suspicion of fraud in 2000, the European Court of Human Rights ruled. The court's seven judges ruled unanimously that Gusinsky's detention in June 2000 violated the European Convention on Human Rights by breaching the "right to liberty and security," and also broke Russian law. Gusinksy, one of the businessmen known as oligarchs for the fortunes they have made, now lives in exile in Israel.
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March 13, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Russian media magnate Vladimir A. Gusinsky was behind bars again after a Spanish judge ordered him back to prison ahead of the start of extradition proceedings, a lawyer for Gusinsky said. A judge on Spain's High Court brought forward the start date for the extradition hearing to Thursday and ordered Gusinsky sent back to jail to ensure his attendance in court, defense lawyer Domingo Plazas said.
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April 26, 2001 | From Associated Press
Vladimir A. Gusinsky, the Russian media magnate battling extradition to his homeland to face criminal charges, flew to Israel from Spain, an associate said Wednesday. In Moscow, Russian prosecutors vowed that Gusinsky would have to "run like a hare" to avoid extradition on new money-laundering charges, despite a Spanish court's rejection of an earlier extradition request last week.
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April 19, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Spain's high court refused to extradite Vladimir A. Gusinsky to Russia to face fraud charges, a victory for the media mogul, who says the Kremlin is trying to silence critical news coverage. Russia has charged Gusinsky with misrepresenting the assets of his Media-Most empire to obtain a loan from the largely state-controlled natural gas monopoly Gazprom.
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July 27, 2000 | Times Wire Services
The criminal case against media mogul Vladimir A. Gusinsky has been closed for lack of evidence, the Itar-Tass news agency reported today. Gusinsky was jailed for four days in June after being arrested on charges of cheating the government of $10 million in a privatization deal. Authorities have seized documents from his company offices several times. Gusinsky claimed the legal actions against him were a Kremlin-led attempt to crack down on independent-minded media.
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December 16, 2000 | From Associated Press
Russian tax authorities filed lawsuits demanding the liquidation of the private media company Media-Most, officials said Friday, as the company's beleaguered chief, Vladimir A. Gusinsky, sought bail from a Spanish jail. The civil suits submitted by Tax Inspectorate officials to the Moscow Arbitration Court demanded the dissolution of Media-Most and its flagship NTV television for insolvency, a court spokesman said. NTV is the country's only private nationwide channel.
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July 20, 2000 | Associated Press
Authorities investigating embezzlement allegations against Russian media mogul Vladimir A. Gusinsky compiled an inventory of his belongings Wednesday in preparation to seize his property. Investigators spent the day taking stock of Gusinsky's house in Chigasovo, a Moscow suburb. Valery Nikolayev, the chief investigator in the case, said that the confiscation could extend to property Gusinsky holds abroad and that Russia would appeal to Interpol for help.
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November 18, 2000 | From Reuters
The exiled financier who built Russia's only nationwide independent media group lost control of his empire Friday after being forced to sell shares to the state-dominated natural gas monopoly to cover his debts. Vladimir A. Gusinsky had battled for months to retain his grip on his Media-Most group, which owns Russia's only nationwide independent television network, NTV, against what he has described as a Kremlin plot to stifle critics.
NEWS
April 20, 2001 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Russian media magnate who lost the jewels of his empire but won his freedom in the past few days declared his independent national television network dead Thursday and said he will sell his share to the highest bidder. Once the energy company Gazprom wrested control of NTV last weekend, tycoon Vladimir A. Gusinsky said, the network lost its identity. Sevodnya, the flagship daily newspaper of Gusinsky's Media-Most company, was shut down Monday.
NEWS
April 20, 2001 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Russian media magnate who lost the jewels of his empire but won his freedom in the past few days declared his independent national television network dead Thursday and said he will sell his share to the highest bidder. Once the energy company Gazprom wrested control of NTV last weekend, tycoon Vladimir A. Gusinsky said, the network lost its identity. Sevodnya, the flagship daily newspaper of Gusinsky's Media-Most company, was shut down Monday.
NEWS
April 19, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Spain's high court refused to extradite Vladimir A. Gusinsky to Russia to face fraud charges, a victory for the media mogul, who says the Kremlin is trying to silence critical news coverage. Russia has charged Gusinsky with misrepresenting the assets of his Media-Most empire to obtain a loan from the largely state-controlled natural gas monopoly Gazprom.
NEWS
March 13, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Russian media magnate Vladimir A. Gusinsky was behind bars again after a Spanish judge ordered him back to prison ahead of the start of extradition proceedings, a lawyer for Gusinsky said. A judge on Spain's High Court brought forward the start date for the extradition hearing to Thursday and ordered Gusinsky sent back to jail to ensure his attendance in court, defense lawyer Domingo Plazas said.
NEWS
February 10, 2001 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first night in the prison cell was the worst. Sometime in the darkness the Russian businessman opened his eyes suddenly, his mind a whirling panic, like a Tom Wolfe character on a downward spiral. But for media proprietor Vladimir A. Gusinsky, this was worse than a novel. This was a Russian jail, and he was terrified. He was sure the authorities, whom he had so frequently criticized, could do whatever they pleased. "I had this moment of inner weakness," he recalled.
NEWS
December 16, 2000 | From Associated Press
Russian tax authorities filed lawsuits demanding the liquidation of the private media company Media-Most, officials said Friday, as the company's beleaguered chief, Vladimir A. Gusinsky, sought bail from a Spanish jail. The civil suits submitted by Tax Inspectorate officials to the Moscow Arbitration Court demanded the dissolution of Media-Most and its flagship NTV television for insolvency, a court spokesman said. NTV is the country's only private nationwide channel.
NEWS
December 13, 2000 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spanish police seized fugitive Russian media mogul Vladimir A. Gusinsky on Tuesday at his villa in the southern province of Cadiz, but Gusinsky's lawyers immediately argued that he is a victim of Kremlin political machinations and should not be extradited to Moscow. Gusinsky--who has controlled Russia's only independent television station, NTV--fled Russia after being briefly jailed in June.
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June 16, 2000 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Facing censure in the West over the arrest of an outspoken media mogul, Russian President Vladimir V. Putin on Thursday set aside his search for debt relief from Germany, Russia's biggest creditor, and turned instead to saber-rattling against the United States and NATO.
NEWS
November 14, 2000 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The prosecutor general issued an arrest warrant on fraud charges Monday for the head of Russia's largest independent media group, which is often critical of the Kremlin, after the tycoon failed to show up here for interrogation. Vladimir A. Gusinsky, chief of Media-Most, spent three days in jail during the summer and once more faces arrest and possibly jail. Media-Most spokesman Dmitri Ostalsky said Gusinsky was in Europe, but gave no further details.
NEWS
November 18, 2000 | From Reuters
The exiled financier who built Russia's only nationwide independent media group lost control of his empire Friday after being forced to sell shares to the state-dominated natural gas monopoly to cover his debts. Vladimir A. Gusinsky had battled for months to retain his grip on his Media-Most group, which owns Russia's only nationwide independent television network, NTV, against what he has described as a Kremlin plot to stifle critics.
NEWS
November 14, 2000 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The prosecutor general issued an arrest warrant on fraud charges Monday for the head of Russia's largest independent media group, which is often critical of the Kremlin, after the tycoon failed to show up here for interrogation. Vladimir A. Gusinsky, chief of Media-Most, spent three days in jail during the summer and once more faces arrest and possibly jail. Media-Most spokesman Dmitri Ostalsky said Gusinsky was in Europe, but gave no further details.
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