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FORMER RUSSIAN PREMIER GAIDAR WAS POISONED TOO, SAYS DAUGHTER
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Posted on 11/30/2006 9:03:43 AM PST by NativeNewYorker

London (dpa) - Former Russian prime minister Yegor Gaidar, who was hospitalized after falling ill at a conference in Ireland, was poisoned, his daughter claimed Thursday.

``It was a political poisoning,'' Maria Gaidar told the BBC's News 24 channel. Doctors see ``no other grounds'' for the mystery illness, she said.

The 50-year-old was initially hospitalized in Ireland and has since returned to Moscow where he remains in hospital but is said to be improving.

Gaidar was acting prime minister in 1992, though Russia's legislature ultimately vetoed his candidacy.

In the 1990s, he served as economics and finance minister and as a legislator championing Russia's controversial privatizations of former Soviet state properties. He is currently director of a Moscow economics institute.

Alexander Litvinenko, a former colonel in Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), a KGB successor, died Friday in London after falling violently ill.

Litvinenko, a fierce critic of Russia's intelligence services and President Vladimir Putin, was apparently poisoned by radioactive polonium.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: alexanderlitvinenko; gaidar; kgbputin; litvinenko; putin; ussr2; vladimirputin; yegorgaidar

1 posted on 11/30/2006 9:03:44 AM PST by NativeNewYorker
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To: NativeNewYorker
London (dpa) - Former Russian prime minister Yegor Gaidar, who was hospitalized after falling ill at a conference in Ireland, was poisoned, his daughter claimed Thursday.

Unclear.

She claimed this Thursday, but when did this alleged poisoning happen?

2 posted on 11/30/2006 9:05:20 AM PST by Petronski (BRABANTIO: Thou art a villain. IAGO: You are--a senator. ---Othello I.i.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Seems like she might be jumping to conclusions, but on the other hand, Putin's boys have kind of fed the hysteria by knocking off Litvinenko.


3 posted on 11/30/2006 9:05:42 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: NativeNewYorker; M. Espinola; sergey1973

4 posted on 11/30/2006 9:07:42 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Petronski

It's becoming more and more clear that Putin's loyalties still belong to the KGB and the Soviet Union.There's nothing I wouldn't put past that psychopath.


5 posted on 11/30/2006 9:07:54 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out)
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To: Petronski

Does Gaidar have Gaydar? :)


6 posted on 11/30/2006 9:08:42 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (Dyslexics of the world, UNTIE!)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

I think he invented it.


7 posted on 11/30/2006 9:09:10 AM PST by Petronski (BRABANTIO: Thou art a villain. IAGO: You are--a senator. ---Othello I.i.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

No, not THIS gaydar....

8 posted on 11/30/2006 9:13:06 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: NativeNewYorker; Tailgunner Joe; All

Damn Vlady strike again


9 posted on 11/30/2006 9:14:06 AM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: SevenofNine

There is a famous "poisoning" story in an old Muslim writing..circa 1850. The perp was a woman in that story.


10 posted on 11/30/2006 9:20:26 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Petronski

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1730468/posts?page=1467#1431

Looks like the day after the other guy died. So last Thursday?


11 posted on 11/30/2006 9:24:51 AM PST by elc (Slingin' away)
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To: NativeNewYorker

If it turns out this is, in fact, a deliberate poisoning attempt, the ramifications are chilling. Gaidar is a former premier with one of the most prestigious jobs in Moscow. To attempt to kill someone with that high a profile, with that much personal security, and that many political connections is surely no small task.


12 posted on 11/30/2006 9:34:06 AM PST by DemforBush
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To: NativeNewYorker

Putin was (IS) KGB. They've just become more sophistocated. The old bullet in the ear was soooo messy.


13 posted on 11/30/2006 9:35:13 AM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: NativeNewYorker; nw_arizona_granny
Egor Gaidar is also the grandson of the communist author Arkady Gaidar (Golikov).

Gaidar's grandfather fought on the Ukrainian and Polish fronts during the revolution (at 15!), and even at that tender age, participated in round-ups and murders of peasants. After the revolution he wrote cloyingly sick commie novels, and supposedly died in battle during the early days of WW II.

A biographer (Glushchenko) who had problems with the "official" heroic version of Gaidar's death was told to drop his investigation. The district director of propoganda asked the biographer: "Are you tired of living a peaceful life?" and Glushchenko got the hint.

There weren't any Politkovskayas back then.
14 posted on 11/30/2006 9:36:43 AM PST by struwwelpeter
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He went BACK to Moscow??? Is he crazy??


15 posted on 11/30/2006 9:45:22 AM PST by jackibutterfly (.)
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To: jackibutterfly

Another glass of wine Rasputin?


16 posted on 11/30/2006 10:21:48 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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There is a report that he ate at the hotel and food was ok, but the tea tasted funny..


17 posted on 11/30/2006 10:53:53 AM PST by b2stealth
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To: NativeNewYorker

The Russians have a history replete with examples of out-to-pasture high governing officials and their sublieutenants being disposed of to eliminate their influence of possibility of adverse information becoming known. Doubt that? Just recall the fate of the entire Tsarist Romanoff family and their attendants after the 1917 revolution and the fate of the Kerensky wing of the revolutionary gang. Hell, they even got to him in Mexico.


18 posted on 11/30/2006 10:56:44 AM PST by middie
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To: NativeNewYorker; george76; MarMema; gonzo; the invisib1e hand; ProtectOurFreedom; Mrs Ivan; ...


19 posted on 12/01/2006 1:00:27 AM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free!)
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To: M. Espinola

Good one.


The iron vladimir...


20 posted on 12/01/2006 6:54:49 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: M. Espinola

Hee hee ... That's good.....................FRegards


21 posted on 12/01/2006 10:56:44 AM PST by gonzo (I'm not confused anymore. Now I'm sure we have to completely destroy Islam, and FAST!!)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Read this carefully

http://www.baranovfamily.org/


22 posted on 12/02/2006 12:50:57 PM PST by spanalot
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To: elcid1970; The_Media_never_lie; quesney; kronos77; G8 Diplomat; floridavoter2; albee; ...

Russia & Eurasia Ping List


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23 posted on 12/03/2006 11:40:32 AM PST by sergey1973
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To: NativeNewYorker

Geez, it's really not possible to go through a week without hearing about some Russian getting poisoned.


24 posted on 12/03/2006 12:46:03 PM PST by G8 Diplomat
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To: NativeNewYorker; ninenot; sittnick; steve50; Hegemony Cricket; Cicero; GarySpFc; Wolfie; ...

The Dog That Did Not Bark

Yegor Gaidar is a much more important person than Litvinenko. No doubt, if he did not survive his cup of tea Mr. Putin would be blamed for this death. The reaction would be very loud and almost nobody would have any doubt that present Russian leadership is behind it, as Yegor Gaidar was the key proponent of the free market reforms and rapid privatization being moderated by Putin's administration..

Yet, Mr. Gaidar immediately pointed at the OPPONENTS of the Russian government. Why the dogs do not bark? Is the failed assassination attempt of former prime minister less worthy to investigate? The surviving victim will be more than willing to help (presumably at safe distance in Russia, but investigators in Litvinenko case did not mind to travel there).

The 50-year-old was initially hospitalized in Ireland and has since returned to Moscow where he remains in hospital but is said to be improving.

Well, it have a little spin here. Mr Gaidar was not really hospitalized in Ireland. Immediately after he realized what is going on, he demanded to be taken to Russian embassy and sent to Russia, despite the advice from the local doctors.

See his text (posted on FR):

I was poisoned and Russia’s political enemies were surely behind it

25 posted on 01/29/2007 6:41:13 AM PST by A. Pole (Sir Walter Scott: "Oh, the tangled webs we weave when we practice to deceive.")
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To: Petronski
Unclear. She claimed this Thursday, but when did this alleged poisoning happen?

On November 24, 2006 but the dogs do not bark much about it. Posted on FR:

I was poisoned and Russia’s political enemies were surely behind it

26 posted on 01/29/2007 6:41:38 AM PST by A. Pole (Hush Bimbo: "Low wage is good for you!")
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To: Brilliant

There is no proof that Putin had Litvinenko poisoned. In fact, what I've seen points to the contrary.


27 posted on 01/29/2007 6:44:18 AM PST by eleni121 ( + En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great))
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To: Gay State Conservative; SevenofNine; DemforBush; Dick Bachert; struwwelpeter; jackibutterfly; ...
It's becoming more and more clear that Putin's loyalties still belong to the KGB and the Soviet Union.There's nothing I wouldn't put past that psychopath.

Yet Mr. Gaidar himself points at the enemies of Putin as the culprits:

I was poisoned and Russia’s political enemies were surely behind it

28 posted on 01/29/2007 6:47:12 AM PST by A. Pole (Hush Bimbo: "Low wage is good for you!")
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To: G8 Diplomat

Did he drink any hotel tea?


29 posted on 01/29/2007 6:49:54 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (A Muslim soldier can never be loyal to a non-Muslim commander.)
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To: spanalot

Very good link


30 posted on 01/29/2007 7:37:18 AM PST by Cvengr
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To: A. Pole

http://www.baranovfamily.org/


31 posted on 01/29/2007 9:22:38 AM PST by spanalot
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