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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Yasin Falls Ill

MOSCOW () -- Yevgeny Yasin, an economist and government minister without portfolio, has fallen ill with what bankers said appeared to be heart trouble.

"I know that Yevgeny Grigorievich is not well. He's not at work today," a secretary in Yasin's office said after the minister did not turn up at a banking conference he had been due to address in Moscow on Monday.

She declined to say whether Yasin, 63, was in the hospital or what was wrong with him.