Anatoly Chubais, who resigned as a senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin and left Russia shortly after Ukraine was invaded, is said to have been in intensive care at a European hospital for a neurological disorder
Anatoly Chubais, who resigned as a senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin and left Russia shortly after the invasion of Ukraine, was reportedly in intensive care in a European hospital on Sunday for a neurological disorder.
Ksenia Sobchak, Russian television personality and family friend of Chubais, said on Telegram that she had spoken with his wife, Avdotya, and that he suffered from Guillain-Barré syndrome. She did not specify which clinic he was in.
Guillain-Barré is a rare disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the nerves. Sobchak said Chubais’ condition was “unstable”, but she quoted him as saying he was “moderate, stable”.
Although Chubais did not state the reason for his resignation in March, it was presumed to be because of Russia’s February 24 invasion of Ukraine.
This was the highest level in a series of formal resignations. Chubais had more recently served as Putin’s envoy to international organizations on sustainable development. He is well known in Russia, having held senior positions since the early 1990s, when he oversaw privatization efforts under Boris Yeltsin.