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Mystery illness hits former Russian PM
Financial Times ^ | November 28, 2006 | Arkady Ostrovsk

Posted on 11/28/2006 8:20:26 PM PST by West Coast Conservative

Yegor Gaidar, Russia’s former prime minister and the architect of the country’s market reforms, last week suffered a sudden, unexplained and violent illness on a visit to Ireland, a day after Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB spy, died in London from an apparent radiation poisoning.

Mr Gaidar is now in a stable condition at an undisclosed Moscow hospital, undergoing tests. In a telephone interview with the FT, Mr Gaidar said the doctors had so far been unable to identify the cause of the violent vomiting and bleeding that he suffered during a conference in Ireland.

Anatoly Chubais, his former associate and the head of Russia’s electricity monopoly, said he suspected Mr Gaidar may have been poisoned. However, he strongly ruled out that either Russia’s security services or the Kremlin could have had any involvement. There is no indication of radiation being the cause of his illness.

Mr Gaidar is one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s softer critics and his daughter is a leader of an opposition movement. Mr Gaidar, who heads an economic think-tank in Moscow, has close connections with the government and occasionally advises them on economic matters.

"I have suffered sudden problems with my health on November 24 which posed a threat to my life. This threat has not been realised. After a few hours the situation stabilised,” Mr Gaidar said.

Mr Chubais and Mr Gaidar said the doctors could not explain the symptoms he had suffered.

(Excerpt) Read more at ft.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: ireland; litvinenko; poisonplots; polonium; putin; russia
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1 posted on 11/28/2006 8:20:27 PM PST by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative

Ruh-roh.


2 posted on 11/28/2006 8:23:56 PM PST by lesser_satan (EKTHELTHIOR!!!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

There's a lot of that going around these days.


3 posted on 11/28/2006 8:25:08 PM PST by Dan Evans
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To: Dan Evans

Especially amongst Russians.


4 posted on 11/28/2006 8:26:12 PM PST by skr (We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.-- Ronald Reagan)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Lots of "illness" going on. Maybe it's the bird flu.

5 posted on 11/28/2006 8:26:23 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: West Coast Conservative

what to think. it's unimaginable that Putin would off two prominent opponents within a couple of weeks of each other. Interesting they've mentioned poisoning and that he's a "soft" critic of the Russian government.


6 posted on 11/28/2006 8:26:47 PM PST by GOP_Thug_Mom (libera nos a malo)
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To: West Coast Conservative

He looked into Putins eyes and saw something else.


7 posted on 11/28/2006 8:27:13 PM PST by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocities of September 11, 2001.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Good. Pox on all the kegebuns and nomenklaturists, but I repeat myself. Our Polish colleagues could put it more figuratively, " may cholera take them", or something like that.
8 posted on 11/28/2006 8:27:43 PM PST by GSlob
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To: West Coast Conservative
I have suffered sudden problems with my health on November 24 which posed a threat to my life.

"I think I may have had too much Polonium 210 on my steak."

9 posted on 11/28/2006 8:28:08 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I hope it's not too contagious.


10 posted on 11/28/2006 8:28:17 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
One too many shots of Vodka perhaps? Or is it pronounced Woodka?
11 posted on 11/28/2006 8:28:38 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax , you earn it , you keep it!)
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To: lizol

ping


12 posted on 11/28/2006 8:28:47 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Something is sure building out of Russia.


13 posted on 11/28/2006 8:30:58 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: West Coast Conservative

Pat Buchanan said a Jew did this.


14 posted on 11/28/2006 8:31:00 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: West Coast Conservative

Reminds me of the story "And Then There Where None"


15 posted on 11/28/2006 8:31:12 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: LdSentinal

Actually, Gaidar is jewish so Pat would probably say he did it to himself.


16 posted on 11/28/2006 8:33:50 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: GOP_Thug_Mom

well, Ivan the Terrible used to poison the courtiers who fell out of favor with him at his feasts [and the attendance was mandatory]. That was a sort of a mild reprimand; being fried alive in rancid oil or impalement on a stake was reserved for more serious offenses.


17 posted on 11/28/2006 8:33:51 PM PST by GSlob
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Pat Buchanan prbably believes Hitler was Jewish.


18 posted on 11/28/2006 8:35:11 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: GSlob
What are kegebuns, anyway? That's twice I've heard that word here in as many days.
19 posted on 11/28/2006 8:37:30 PM PST by lesser_satan (EKTHELTHIOR!!!)
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To: GOP_Thug_Mom

Putin … you can take the person out of the KGB, but you can’t take the KGB out of the person.

It would seem that there are as many unexplained deaths happening to Russian leaders in Russia today … similar to the unexplained deaths that happened in Russia during Russia’s Communist period.


20 posted on 11/28/2006 8:38:02 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Dan Evans

McRibski

21 posted on 11/28/2006 8:38:31 PM PST by sayfer bullets
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To: doc1019
I'll have to give this to Clinton--he was much more discreet in offing his adversaries.
22 posted on 11/28/2006 8:41:32 PM PST by GOP_Thug_Mom (libera nos a malo)
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To: LdSentinal

At Nuremberg Hans Frank claimed that Hitler charged him with the task of finding out if Hitler's grandfather was really jewish. This is really not so strange, since pretty much everyone in Nazi Germany had someone in charge of finding out if they were jewish or not.


23 posted on 11/28/2006 8:44:05 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: lesser_satan

a pun. KGB is pronounced "KaGeBe" or "KeGeBe". The last sounds [eb] form the root of the ef-verb. "ebun" means "effer" in Russian, Thus, "kegebun" is a compound word [noun] with two roots [there are many such words in German and in Russian], meaning, literally, "KGB-effer". That's how we used to refer to them. Derivative adjective "kegebuchij" [with varying endings per gender, number and case] means "KGB-effing". For example, "our resident kegebun posters again pour forth their kegebuchij garbage".


24 posted on 11/28/2006 8:46:06 PM PST by GSlob
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To: West Coast Conservative

Daniel Craig (Bond,James Bond) would make a great Putin. Putin has a fascinating life story to tell with his involvement with KGB.


25 posted on 11/28/2006 8:46:59 PM PST by x_plus_one (Franklin Graham: "Allah is not the God of Moses. Allah had no son")
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To: West Coast Conservative

OH OH Vlady is at again LOL!


26 posted on 11/28/2006 8:53:24 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: GSlob

Very interesting, thanks for the clarification.


27 posted on 11/28/2006 8:56:34 PM PST by lesser_satan (EKTHELTHIOR!!!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
He's been murdered.


28 posted on 11/28/2006 8:59:45 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: lesser_satan

You are welcome. It is a transliterated pun, but back in my days the kegebuns were getting it instantaneously [without transliteration], and should be getting it now, too.


29 posted on 11/28/2006 9:03:09 PM PST by GSlob
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To: GSlob

Meanwhile, tell me how to pronounce the name "Gaidar". Please tell me it's not pronounced "GAY-DAR"...


30 posted on 11/28/2006 9:03:27 PM PST by beezdotcom
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To: Right Wing Assault

I never tire of that picture! Too funny!


31 posted on 11/28/2006 9:03:34 PM PST by toldyou
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To: West Coast Conservative

A shooting. A poisoning. A mystery illness. If we can get a rope & a candlestick we may have the Russian version of "Clue".


32 posted on 11/28/2006 9:04:50 PM PST by Sue Perkick (Just a water spider on the pond of life.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

It's the Russian Flu. A lot of that going around lately.


33 posted on 11/28/2006 9:06:30 PM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: skr; West Coast Conservative; lesser_satan

Must be the "Russian flu".


34 posted on 11/28/2006 9:07:49 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Karl Rove isn't magnificent.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Yegor Gaidar, Russia’s former prime minister

Mr Gaidar, if that is your real name, as your physician, I must be perfectly honest: I'm afraid, it's they gai disease. Yes, still incurable.

35 posted on 11/28/2006 9:07:55 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Who invented rock and roll hiccups?)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

You beat me.


36 posted on 11/28/2006 9:09:56 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Karl Rove isn't magnificent.)
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To: beezdotcom

Oh, easy. Just remember that these a's are pronounced like Latin a's, and not like the English ones. English "gay" is pronounced [gei]. in "Gaidar" that "gay" part has its "a" sounding like the the beginning of "our", but short and not stressed- I think the pronunciation synbol is [a:]. The second "a" in "gaidar" is the stressed, longer "a:"-like sound. And finally, the last consonant in "gaidar" is fully sounding "r". so yes, it is gai-dAr


37 posted on 11/28/2006 9:20:45 PM PST by GSlob
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To: GSlob

synbol=symbol. adjacent keys typo.


38 posted on 11/28/2006 9:21:40 PM PST by GSlob
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To: West Coast Conservative

Too much Guinness will do that to you.


39 posted on 11/28/2006 9:23:42 PM PST by 1066AD
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To: LdSentinal

"Pat Buchanan prbably believes Hitler was Jewish."

Rumor has it, he was.


40 posted on 11/28/2006 9:26:54 PM PST by Dawggie
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To: West Coast Conservative

Its looking like the end of the Godfather....


41 posted on 11/28/2006 9:55:17 PM PST by Walkingfeather (u)
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To: doc1019
...similar to the unexplained deaths that happened in Russia during Russia's Communist period.

Also similar to the unexplained deaths that happened in Arkansas and other US locales during America's Clinton period!

42 posted on 11/28/2006 10:10:34 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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Looks like Putin went all out.. Looks like the UK investigation will point to him anyway..

Waiting for "he poisoned himself" news story from ITAR-TASS..


43 posted on 11/28/2006 10:13:37 PM PST by b2stealth
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To: West Coast Conservative
Given that man's physical conditions no wonder he has health problems: (center)

Actually all the man needs is to gorge less.

44 posted on 11/29/2006 12:02:40 AM PST by Freelance Warrior
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To: West Coast Conservative

He got a bad case of Communitis Returnis.


45 posted on 11/29/2006 1:45:47 AM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: West Coast Conservative
From Putin with toxin:

Another - sudden, unexplained and violent illness - a day after Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB spy, died in London from an apparent radiation poisoning.


46 posted on 11/29/2006 2:43:00 AM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free!)
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To: LdSentinal

"Pat Buchanan prbably believes Hitler was Jewish."

...one with an extreme inferiority complex.


47 posted on 11/29/2006 3:04:55 AM PST by quesney
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To: West Coast Conservative
Looks like someone read up on MK NAOMI and is going through the field excercises.
48 posted on 11/29/2006 6:00:34 AM PST by DBrow
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To: skr
Especially amongst Russians.

Who visit British Islands. Must be British food and weather!

49 posted on 11/29/2006 7:41:16 AM PST by A. Pole (Jean-Philippe Cotis: "What the world may be facing is a rebalancing of growth")
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To: LdSentinal
Pat Buchanan said a Jew did this.

A self-hating Jew?

50 posted on 11/29/2006 7:42:40 AM PST by A. Pole (Jean-Philippe Cotis: "What the world may be facing is a rebalancing of growth")
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