Kjell Albin Abrahamson, Swedish journalist, Died at 71


Kjell Albin Abrahamson was born on June 23, 1945, and died on September 23, 2016.

He was a Swedish journalist and author.

Abrahamson served as 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).

Abrahamson also wrote for Sydsvenska Dagbladet and op-ed pieces for Länstidningen of Östersund.

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He has written a number of initiated books about the transitional characteristics of Eastern Europe and Russia.

Following 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”.

He died due to a stroke in Gdynia, Poland.

Kjell Albin Abrahamson passed away at 71 years old.