Yegor Gaidar’s Ireland Mystery Illness
Yegor Gaidar is seriously ill after contracting some mystery ailment in Ireland.
Yegor Gaidar, architect of Russia’s market reforms, was being treated in a Moscow hospital on Wednesday after coming close to death with a mystery ailment during a visit to Ireland, friends and family said. Former acting prime minister Gaidar, 50, who unleashed economic shock therapy before the dust had settled on the ruins of the Soviet Union, fell unconscious with unexplained symptoms on November 24 during a visit to Dublin to present his new book, “Death of the Empire.”
There’s so small irony in that coincidence. And what’s with these Russians and their mystery illnesses, anyway?
via IM from Jeff Quinton