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Boris Spassky on rehabilitation in France

Recovering after spending days in Moscow hospital

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Few weeks ago former World Champion Boris Spassky was urgently hospitalized due to problems with irregular cerebral blood flow. Russian news agencies described his condition as “grave” and “critical”. His wife Marina told Kunle Elegbede, International Arbiter from Nigeria, that Boris was able to speak but his left side was paralyzed. She estimated that the recovery would last at least few months.

A couple of days later, RIA Novosti informed that Boris was still in the intensive care but his condition was stable and did not cause concern. According to the same source, Boris was already able to walk and eat.

Our sources are reporting that last week Boris returned to France for treatment and rehabilitation.

We have received many emails from chess players who are concerned with Boris’ health. FM Darko Dimitrijevic asked to pass his message:

I am sending this email as member of organizing committee of Pula Open Tournament and personal friend of Mr. Boris Spassky.
Boris was honorary guest this year – on our 24th International Open in Pula (Croatia), and I would appreciate if you are in position to attach two links on your well represented news about grave health situation of 10th World Chess Champion, Mr. Boris Spassky.
In the city of Pula, we all pray and hope for the best; regarding Boris’ health recovery in Moscow. We would appreciate if you are able to add a link which announces Boris as our honorary guest: Also there is a nice public album of photos which have been taken during his 10 days relaxation in southern Istria:
All the best for you all . . .
The best wishes, good luck and Godspeed to our friend and mentor, Mr. Boris Spassky.

We are all hoping for speedy and successful recovery.

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