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@LouiseMensch @KernowGold @PaulHanley12 @911CORLEBRA777 @xtrixcyclex @davidmarkbradle @NanabananaNancy @CSJJ2116 @GCHQ @BorisJohnson @Russia @Jeremy_Hunt @Conservatives @RoryStewartUK @BBCWorld @Channel4News @itvnews @Channel5Press @SNalobin 2009: London/ Moscow did want to improve ties, but have not yet recovered from Alexander Litvienenko's 2006 polonium assassination.

The UK blocked Gazprom's attempted purchase of the British energy company Centrica, fearful of creeping Kremlin influence.
@LouiseMensch @KernowGold @PaulHanley12 @911CORLEBRA777 @xtrixcyclex @davidmarkbradle @NanabananaNancy @CSJJ2116 @GCHQ @BorisJohnson @Russia @Jeremy_Hunt @Conservatives @RoryStewartUK @BBCWorld @Channel4News @itvnews @Channel5Press @SNalobin Lebedev: "I will very meticulously state that it is not polite for a Russian to interfere in British politics. My influence will be zero.”

Instead he will leave decisions to his editorial board: Mikhail Gorbachev, Lebedev's personal friend, & Tony Blair.
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