Tag Archives: 1990s

Death of a kamikaze

Early this morning, economist and reformer Yegor Gaidar died of a blood clot in his home in the Moscow suburbs. He was 53. What Yeltsin was to political liberalization, Gaidar was to the Russian economy. It was Gaidar who, in … Continue reading

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Russian press <3 blood-n-guts

Last night, at 5:00pm, a car with no plates strafed the life-force out of Shabtai von Kalmanovic, a former KGB spy turned shady (basketball) businessman. Whatever the man’s associations, the more interesting aspect of the story to me is the … Continue reading

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