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Svyatoslav Fyodorov

Age: 72

pioneering Russian eye surgeon who developed radial keratotomy, an operation on the cornea that improves the vision of the nearsighted. He was also one of the country's leading capitalists and took advantage of Gorbachev's perestroika, opening and running the Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Center in the mid-1980s. He ran unsuccessfully for president in 1996 and was a member of the Duma from 1996 to 1999. He died in a helicopter crash.

Died: Moscow, June 2, 2000

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