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More articles about Yegor Gaidar’s death:

Business Week got responses from Boris Nemtsov, and Jeffrey Sachs (both of whom worked with Gaidar at one time or another).

“Many people in our country didn’t like Gaidar, even hated him…. But back in the 1990s, Gaidar had to choose between a bloody civil war and painful economic reforms. He chose the latter and saved us all.” –Boris Nemtsov

Luke Harding reminds us of Gaidar’s poisoning three years ago (I had forgotten this, but it happened shortly after Litvinenko’s murder, and the Brits freaked out).

Wall Street Journal has more quotes in a sidebar.

He had courage to stand up for his position that he never concealed. … He was a man of great erudition and could answer any question. He made a great contribution to Russia’s economic science. I am very sorry that such people die so young. –Vladimir Zhirinovsky

And finally, another memory of Gaidar.


Written by Nina Jobe

December 16, 2009 at 2:30 PM

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