Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Russian coincidences

Russian coincidences:

    1. Yegor Gaidar, a former prime minister of Russia, falls ill in Ireland, possibly poisoned.
    2. Suleiman Kerimov, another one of the oligarchs (No. 72!) is in critical condition after his Ferrari crashed and burst into flames in Nice.

We seem to be looking at a battle royale between Boris Berezovsky and the Russian state.  Gaidar is a mild critic of the regime, but an insider, and Kerimov, unlike Berezovsky and the crooks who are sheltered in Israel, remained in Russia and is a big shareholder in Putin’s baby, Gazprom.