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Post-Soviet reform architect Gaidar dies aged 53

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Yegor Gaidar, one of the leading architects of free market reforms in post-Soviet Russia, has died at the age of 53, his aide said on Wednesday.

Yegor Gaidar, one of the leading architects of free market reforms in post-Soviet Russia, has died at the age of 53, his aide said on Wednesday.

"Yegor Gaidar has died, I cannot currently give any more details," Gennady Volkov said.

A source told RIA Novosti that a blood clot was the cause of death.

MOSCOW, December 16 (RIA Novosti)