Anatoly Chubais, who resigned as a prime Kremlin adviser shortly after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, was hospitalized on Sunday in a western European nation in crucial situation with the signs of a uncommon neurological dysfunction. Mr. Chubais had abruptly grown numb in his arms and legs, his spouse, Avodtya Smirnova, informed the Russian journalist Ksenia Sobchak.
Mr. Chubais, 67, informed Ms. Sobchak himself that he had been recognized with the uncommon Guillain-Barré syndrome, wherein the physique’s immune system assaults its nerves.
In line with Ms. Sobchak’s information channel, specialists in “chemical safety fits” examined the room wherein he abruptly turned in poor health.
Mr. Chubais had been a distinguished fixture in Russian politics and an ally of President Vladimir V. Putin’s because the Nineties. He oversaw privatization throughout Russia’s transition to a market economic system, turned the chief govt of Russia’s state energy monopoly, and took the reins of Rosnano, a state know-how firm.
Extra just lately, he served as Mr. Putin’s worldwide local weather envoy. He left that submit — and Russia completely — in March with out stating a motive, although it was broadly believed to have stemmed from his opposition to the invasion of Ukraine. He is among the highest-level Russian officers to have resigned from Putin’s authorities since February.
Mr. Chubais’s present location has not been disclosed.
It’s unclear what occurred to Mr. Chubais, though information of his sudden sickness drew consideration to a sequence of episodes wherein Kremlin opponents have been poisoned.
The opposition politician Aleksei A. Navalny was poisoned in 2020 with the chemical agent Novichok. In 2015, the opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza additionally suffered signs according to poisoning.
Alexander V. Litvinenko, a former agent within the F.S.B., the successor company to the Okay.G.B., died of radioactive polonium 210 poisoning in London in 2006.