Anatoly Chubais, politician and top manager who condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine, is in intensive care.
The wife of Anatoly Chubais, Avdotya Smirnova, spoke about the sharp deterioration in his health. This was announced by the TV presenter in her telegram channel Ksenia Sobchak.
The entry begins with the words that Chubais was in intensive care. “I just spoke with Avdotya. The condition is unstable. It became bad, suddenly my arms and legs began to be taken away,” writes Sobchak. She also cited, according to her, a personal comment by Chubais himself about being hospitalized in one of the European clinics with a diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome. “The state of moderate severity, stable,” – the text says.
At the end of March, it became known that Anatoly Chubais resigned from the post of special representative of the President of Russia for sustainable development and relations with international organizations and left the country.
The probable reason for leaving is that Chubais expressed his disagreement with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Besides, he predicted a blow to the Russian economy in connection with the reorientation of the energy market towards renewable sources.
Chubais, 67, was first deputy prime minister, finance minister and head of the presidential administration under President Boris Yeltsin. He was one of the key figures and ideologist of the privatization of Russian enterprises in the early 90s of the last century.
In April this year, it was reported that the current head of Rosnano, Sergei Kulikov, sent an official letter to Russian Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov with a request to check the work of the state corporation in 2010-2020, when it was headed by Chubais.
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare autoimmune disease, during the development of which antibodies begin to attack the myelin sheath of nerve cells. Its damage leads to the fact that the patient partially loses control over the muscles in the limbs, and in severe cases, problems arise in the work of the respiratory muscles. The exact causes of Guillain-Barré syndrome are not yet known, but in most cases it occurs after various bacterial and viral infections. A year ago, doctors discovered the first full evidence that it can occur after infection with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
This syndrome may also be one of the side effects of pembrolizumab (Keytruda), a cancer immunotherapy drug, and the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.