17 December 2009, 06:17

White House offers condolences over Gaidar's death

White House offers condolences over Gaidar's death

The White House has offered expressions of sympathy over the death of the Yeltsin-era deputy Russian Premier Yegor Gaidar. Spokesman for the National Security Council Michael Hammer described him as a top-notch intellectual, a true Russian patriot and a leading brain behind Russia’s political and economic reforms in the past two decades.

The White House has offered expressions of sympathy over the death of the Yeltsin-era deputy Russian Premier Yegor Gaidar.Spokesman for the National Security Council Michael Hammer described him as a top-notch intellectual, a true Russian patriot and a leading brain behind Russia’s political and economic reforms in the past two decades. Although controversial, Gaidar’s legacy formed the foundation of a dynamic market-based economy and is destined to live on, Mr Hammer said. He added that Yegor would be badly missed by all who knew him.  
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