The Lad magazine has published an interview with a new company in the Russian media industry, Ladmedia, which is owned by a Russian billionaire and is based in Moscow.
The new company has a portfolio of brands and media companies including the national broadcaster, TV channel RT and the state-owned Vedomosti news agency.
Ladmedia also publishes the online magazine Zvezda, the popular news portal for Russian businesspeople and professionals.
Russian media tycoon and billionaire Yuri Lebedev bought Ladmedia in 2015 for $1.5 billion.
The deal, which has yet to be finalised, saw Ladmedia acquired by Lebedov’s MediaVet, a conglomerate that owns TV channels such as Rossiya 24, TV Rossiya, Zvezdia and the Russian language channel RT.
The acquisition was approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin in December last year.
Lebedova’s company, MediaVets, also owns TV station RT.
“We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Ladmedia by Yuri Lebev.
The company has become one of the most popular and well-known news portals in the country, and its success is the result of its exceptional leadership, which ensures the future of the news and information portals of Russia,” said Andrei Shafkin, head of the media division of LadMedia.
The business division of MediaVests has been working with Ladmedia for a number of years.
In March, it announced the creation of Lad Media News Agency, which was created in partnership with Lebedarov and his company MediaVots.
The agency was set up to create and distribute news content across media platforms, including online.
In May, the company was able to buy the Russian-language channel Rossiya24, which Lebedeva had purchased in 2014.
The news portal has since launched a Russian-based edition, Ria Novosti, which aims to provide Russian-speaking audiences with access to information and information products in a unique way.
“I am very happy that the first product, RIA Novostis, will be launched in Russia, and we will be able to introduce its product to Russian audiences,” Lebedakov said in a statement at the time.
The online publication Zvezdnaya, owned by Lebovas media empire MediaVest, was also launched in 2016.
The publication is aimed at delivering the news on local, regional and global issues.
In January this year, the website was launched in the US, with plans to launch it in Europe as well.
“The publication will be aimed at creating the first and the most comprehensive online news portal, and it will provide all news and entertainment, entertainment, sport and lifestyle content,” Lebakov said at the announcement.
Lebovsky’s Lad MediaNews agency was founded in 1997 and it has since grown into a well-established media company with a market cap of $5.6 billion.
It is one of Russia’s largest media companies and is widely seen as a promoter of independent news in the region.
The Russian media market is considered to be a major battleground in the global information wars, with Russia, China and Ukraine having a combined market share of 20 per cent of the global internet traffic in 2018, according to Alexa, a technology company.
The region accounts for almost two-thirds of the world’s internet traffic, with the U.S. and China having the biggest share of the market at 21 per cent and 17 per cent respectively.
In the U and European Union, Russia is the fourth-biggest media market with a share of 9 per cent, while in the United States, China, India and the United Kingdom account for about 14 per cent each, according the research firm Alexa.