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The son of the Russian businessman will be included in the British Parliament

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Сын российского бизнесмена войдет в британский парламент

The son of Russian businessman Alexander Lebedev, Evgeny will be a life peer and go to the upper house of the British Parliament — the House of lords. It follows from the list of life peers, approved by Queen Elizabeth II and published on Friday, July 31. About it reports TASS.

The list includes 36 names, among them Evgeny Lebedev, owner of the company, which the British Newspapers The Independent and Evening Standard. To receive persta recommended it to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. In the House of lords, he became a member of the independent party, that is not going to represent any of the political forces. As told in the press service of the chamber of appointed peers will be inducted in September.

In addition to Evgeny Lebedev, the list of life peers, among others including the husband of former Prime Minister Theresa may, Philip may, younger brother of the current Prime Minister Boris Johnson and former Deputy Minister of education Joe Johnson, the biographer of Margaret Thatcher Charles Moore.

The UK has previously published on the government website the report about Russian interference in the political life of the country. It is alleged that Russia was trying to influence a referendum in 2014 on the issue of Scottish independence, according to London, Moscow was interested in the victory of the separatists. At the same time, British MPs found no evidence of Russian intervention in the referendum in 2016 on the output of the United Kingdom from the EU. Official to represent the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called the document Russophobia in the fake cut. She said that after the publication of the report “the sensation did not happen.”

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