The former head of Chuvashia Michael Ignatieff, addressed with the claim to Putin, fell ill and died of coronavirus

Died former head of Chuvashia Mikhail Ignatyev. About it reports “Interfax” citing a source in the administration of the President.

Official confirmation has yet been received.

may 7, Ignatiev was hospitalized in the ICU of a hospital in St. Petersburg with bilateral pneumonia. The media wrote that he had contracted the coronavirus.

Ignatieff led the Chuvashia more than nine years. In January of this year, he was dismissed by the President as a “loss of confidence”. Ignatiev with such decision has disagreed and has filed a lawsuit in the Supreme court to challenge the presidential decree on early termination of his powers. The claim was accepted for production on may 21.

Recall the first time Ignatieff has “guilty” when called “wet” journalists critical of the government. He told officer MOE bounce, handing him the keys to the new office machine. On January 28 the head of the region was expelled from the “United Russia”, and the next day, Putin dismissed him from his post of the head of region “in connection with loss of trust”.

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