More Static in Putin's Kremlin

If economic adviser Andrei Illarionov resigns to protest plans for the country's power monopoly, reformers will have lost a key leader

The leading voice for economic liberalization in Russian President Vladimir Putin's administration, economic adviser Andrei Illarionov, says he may quit in a bitter dispute with the government over plans to restructure the RAO Unified Energy Systems (UES) electricity monopoly.

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