Top doctor Viktor Trukhin, who is believed to have inside knowledge of the despot’s medical secrets, has been arrested by the FSB after he was caught ‘seeking to flee the country’.
Russian vaccine and serum chief Viktor Trukhin, 59, went missing six days ago and was simultaneously fired from his senior post at a top state institute amid ‘fraud’ allegations after his family reported him missing.
He is said to have inside knowledge of Russia latest research and development in the field of vaccines, serums and ‘bacterial preparations’.
Russias’s former vaccine chief wrote a mysterious letter just days before he disappeared, it has been claimed.
Viktor Trukhin, who had been the boss of the St Petersburg Research Institute of Vaccines and Serums, was let go from his role without warning last week.
And his family has now claimed he hasn’t been seen or heard from since September 5.
Speaking to a Russian news outlet, his daughter Sophie said that disappearances are not something he normally does.
She said: “But this is not a fighter who gives up and can leave his homeland.
“The dismissal was so unexpected for his team that they recorded a huge video about how shocked they were and how good it was to work with him for these decades.
“My father is not the kind of person who disappears of his own free will.”
However, it has now emerged that he wrote a long letter to all of his staff on the day he was sacked.
It has not been made public why he was let go, but he was adamant that he has “nothing to reproach either me or any of you”.