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Wed May 16, 2018, 08:28 AM

Reports: Outspoken Russian Playwright Found Dead

Source: The Daily Beast




A renowned Russian playwright who wrote a play about the death of anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky has been found dead, according to a number of reports from Russia. Elena Gremina, 62, reportedly died just six weeks after the death of her her husband, Mikhail Ugarov, who directed the play, which was called One Hour and Eighteen Minutes. The play revolved around the death of Magnitsky in a Moscow prison cell in 2009 after he exposed a coverup by state officials to embezzle an estimated $230m from the Russian treasury. Deputy theater director Viktoria Kholodova told the Russian news agency TASS: “I just found out, they say it’s true .. It’s another shock for us... It’s all very unexpected now. On the first of April [died] Mikhail Ugarov, now here it is.” Ugarov was reported to have “died suddenly” of a heart attack at the start of April this year. The lawyer who represents Magnitsky’s family also experienced misfortune last year, when he reportedly fell out of a high window in March.

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Reply Reports: Outspoken Russian Playwright Found Dead (Original post)
DonViejo May 2018 OP
sinkingfeeling May 2018 #1
lagomorph777 May 2018 #2
Initech May 2018 #3
JustABozoOnThisBus May 2018 #8
DemocracyMouse May 2018 #4
3Hotdogs May 2018 #5
NewJeffCT May 2018 #6
JustABozoOnThisBus May 2018 #9
dalton99a May 2018 #7
luc mont May 2018 #10
Blue_Tires May 2018 #11
blake2012 May 2018 #12

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 09:23 AM

1. Our Fatherland strikes again.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Wed May 16, 2018, 09:24 AM

2. All Hail Lord and Master Putin!

A Very Fine Man!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 10:28 AM

3. Found dead. Right. Uh huh. Sure, I will believe that.

Move along, nothing to see here!

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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:36 AM

8. Well, actually, found alive. But, it's fixed now. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:13 AM

4. A playwrite AND the director! OPPRESSION!!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:19 AM

5. Manafort next? Followed by Cohen? Watch for a new mysterious disease to be discovered.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:21 AM

6. Trump is dreaming of the day he can do that

here in the US

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #6)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:44 AM

9. He's also dreaming of the day the Russians want their loans repaid.

Trumpian nightmares.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:22 AM

7. Perhaps the Russian government decided she needed a little potassium

in the heart - like the other ones

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:36 PM

10. The Putin Flu

 

Similar to the Andropov Cold of the 1980s, except that it's you, not the vozhd, who dies.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 09:58 AM

11. Snowden and Greenwald were unavailable for comment...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #11)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:08 PM

12. Exactly. Sure there were lots of Russian trolls and bots

 

pimping what a hero Snowden and accomplices were for giving Russia untold treasures in how to hack US institutions.

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