The message reads, in part:
“Please accept my sincerest condolences over your bereavement.
It is an outstanding scholar and economist who has departed this life, a man whose name is associated with decisive steps to lay the foundations of a free market and set our country on a transition to a completely new development road.
Yegor Gaidar was a brave, honest and decisive man. At a time of dramatic changes he took on the responsibility for unpopular but necessary measures. He always acted firmly in accordance with his convictions, which earned him the respect of both his supporters and opponents.
Yegor Gaidar’s memory will always remain in our hearts.”
Well-known economist Yegor Gaidar passed away on December 16 at the age of 53.