Yevgeny Chazov: what secrets Yeltsin knew the Kremlin's chief doctor

Biography 18/02/20 public domainЕвгений Chazov: what secrets Yeltsin knew the Kremlin’s chief doctor

Renowned cardiologist Eugene Chazov was the attending physician to several General secretaries of the Soviet Union. Your health trust him and Leonid Brezhnev, and Yuri Andropov, and Mikhail Gorbachev. But the next Gorbachev the head of state services Chazova rejected. Boris Yeltsin did not hide his dislike for Evgeny Ivanovich. Therefore, physicians serving the President, consulted with Casovym only in the most extreme cases.

Merit awards

the author of the book “the Secret diet of the Kremlin doctors” Alexander Semenov-Wolski calls Eugene Ivanovich Chazov luminary of domestic cardiology. And no wonder: a great specialist, he was considered by many members of the party elite and even the General secretaries. For several decades, Chazov was the attending physician senior officials, and served Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov, Mikhail Gorbachev. The leaders appreciated Yevgen Chazov for professionalism. They had developed a new program for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. In addition, Chazov became one of the initiators of the movement “international Physicians for the prevention of nuclear war”, which in 1985 won the Nobel prize.
Never skimp on awards for Chazova and the leaders of the country. Even Gorbachev asked Yevgeny Ivanovich to take the post of Minister of health. In this position, Chazov was from 1887 to 1990. Chazov three times winner of the state prize, and he has been awarded various medals and orders. In the collection of Evgenii Ivanovich are the Stolypin medal, and 4 of the order of Lenin and the order “For merits before Fatherland”. Recent awards he has received from the hands of Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev. Disliked cardiologist only the first President of Russia Boris Yeltsin, and there were some preachins.

Secrets of the first President of Russia

due To the fact that patients Yevgen Chazov for many years was not only the General secretaries, and officials of lower rank, the cardiologist was familiar with Boris Yeltsin even before he became President. According to Alexander Khinshtein in his book “Yeltsin, Kremlin, history of the disease”, referring to the words of Mikhail Gorbachev, in 1987, when Yeltsin was still a member of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, he made a suicide attempt. So while Chazov was the Minister of health, he was one of the first to know about the incident and even gathered a team of experienced psychiatrists, headed by Professor Nazarovym.
of Particular concern to Yevgeny Chazov is already in those years was caused by the Yeltsin addiction to pain medication and alcohol. Moreover, these substances Boris used alternately. It is clear that doctors advised Yeltsin to give up alcohol and harmful drugs. However, according to Alexander Ushakov, author of the book “Burnt wine”, recommendations of the luminaries of Soviet medicine, the future President was apprehended in bayonets. Yevgeny Chazov, recalled that Yeltsin’s doctors said that he is absolutely healthy and does not need lessons.

the Anonymous letter and “secret” advice

Precisely because of the excessive awareness of Eugene Chazova about their preferences Boris Yeltsin and disliked cardiologist. At least, so he thinks Chazov. In his book “Health and power. Memoirs of the Kremlin doctor” Evgeny wrote: “he (Yeltsin) did not like people too know a lot about him”. It is noteworthy that the fact that Yeltsin does not favor, initially, Chazov did not even know. According to the doctor, shortly before the presidential election, he received an anonymous letter in which unknown persons advised him to establish relations with Yeltsin. So Chazov learned that Yeltsin doesn’t like him.
However, neither in that moment nor later Chazov this circumstance did not care. As far as filling his cardiologist, he was even glad thatthat he did not have to share the caring physicians of the head of state, who has not bad habits. However, in the summer of 1995 he had come to Yeltsin for help. Then Boris Yeltsin developed myocardial infarction, and the Kremlin doctor Chazov asked to advise them. Evgeny asked the doctors know whether the Council Korzhakov, head of presidential security, who is also his hated. He said that Korzhakov so scared that you agree to any, but only for an expert.

Yulia Popova

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