Skip to comments.Mystery illness hits former Russian PM
Posted on 11/28/2006 8:20:26 PM PST by West Coast Conservative
Yegor Gaidar, Russias former prime minister and the architect of the countrys 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 Russias electricity monopoly, said he suspected Mr Gaidar may have been poisoned. However, he strongly ruled out that either Russias 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 Putins 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.
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There's a lot of that going around these days.
Especially amongst Russians.
Lots of "illness" going on. Maybe it's the bird flu.
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.
He looked into Putins eyes and saw something else.
"I think I may have had too much Polonium 210 on my steak."
I hope it's not too contagious.
Something is sure building out of Russia.
Pat Buchanan said a Jew did this.
Reminds me of the story "And Then There Where None"
Actually, Gaidar is jewish so Pat would probably say he did it to himself.
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.
Pat Buchanan prbably believes Hitler was Jewish.
you can take the person out of the KGB, but you cant 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 Russias Communist period.
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.
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".
Daniel Craig (Bond,James Bond) would make a great Putin. Putin has a fascinating life story to tell with his involvement with KGB.
OH OH Vlady is at again LOL!
Very interesting, thanks for the clarification.
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.
Meanwhile, tell me how to pronounce the name "Gaidar". Please tell me it's not pronounced "GAY-DAR"...
I never tire of that picture! Too funny!
A shooting. A poisoning. A mystery illness. If we can get a rope & a candlestick we may have the Russian version of "Clue".
It's the Russian Flu. A lot of that going around lately.
Must be the "Russian flu".
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.
You beat me.
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
synbol=symbol. adjacent keys typo.
Too much Guinness will do that to you.
"Pat Buchanan prbably believes Hitler was Jewish."
Rumor has it, he was.
Its looking like the end of the Godfather....
Also similar to the unexplained deaths that happened in Arkansas and other US locales during America's Clinton period!
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..
Actually all the man needs is to gorge less.
He got a bad case of Communitis Returnis.
Another - sudden, unexplained and violent illness - a day after Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB spy, died in London from an apparent radiation poisoning.
"Pat Buchanan prbably believes Hitler was Jewish."
...one with an extreme inferiority complex.
Who visit British Islands. Must be British food and weather!
A self-hating Jew?