Russia’s Market Reform Architect Dies at 53 – Obituary Obit – NYTimes.com

MOSCOW — Yegor T. Gaidar, the economist who oversaw the largest transition from Communism to capitalism as the first finance minister of post-Soviet Russia, only to be vilified by his countrymen for the decade of poverty that followed, died on Wednesday. He was 53.

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