The last leader of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Mikhail Gorbachev, was hospitalized, Russian media and social networks reported on Friday. The 91-year-old politician, according to these reports, suffers from diabetes and has kidney problems.
Russian media and social networks reported on Friday that Mikhail Gorbachev was hospitalized. The photo of the last leader of the USSR in a hospital bed with a drip connected on Thursday was published on Facebook by the Russian scientist Nikolai Podosokorski.
The photo also shows the economist Ruslan Grinberg, who was then told to one of the Russian TV stations that Gorbachev had diabetes and kidney problems, and his condition was worsening. This information was disseminated by Russian social networks and media.
The representative of the Gorbachev Foundation, Vladimir Polakov, quoted on Friday by the Russian agency RIA Novosti, denied reports of a serious deterioration in the health of the former and only president of the USSR.
– We never comment on the health of Mikhail Sergeyevich. In this case, however, I can say that what appears in these channels (on Telegram) is not true – said the Pole.
Main photo source: Facebook / podosokorskiy