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.