Kjell Albin Abrahamson

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Kjell Albin Abrahamson

Kjell Albin Abrahamson (born 23 June 1945 in Alsen, Jämtland) is a Swedish journalist and author. He is currently Swedish National Radio's senior correspondent to Warsaw, Poland, a position he previously held in Moscow, USSR (1986–1990), twice in Vienna, Austria (1990–1994 and 2001–2004) and once before in Warsaw (1994–1997). He also writes for Sydsvenska Dagbladet and op-ed pieces for Länstidningen of Östersund. Archived October 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

Abrahamson has written a number of initiated books about the transitional characteristics of Eastern Europe and Russia. After the assassination of the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, Abrahamson blamed the Russian President Vladimir Putin, naming him "Gasputin" (an obvious mockery of the president, Gazprom, and the Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin), concluding: "With oil and gas, (Putin) has succeeded, where the Soviet Union - despite having nuclear weapons - failed".[1]

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