Recently it became known that People's Artist of the USSR Oleg Basilashvili, along with other relatives living with him, contracted a coronavirus and was urgently sent to a hospital for further observation and treatment. Like the actor, his wife Galina Evgenievna Mshanskaya tested positive for covid.
The hospitalization of Oleg Valerianovich was reported by an employee of the Bolshoi Drama Theater of St. Petersburg, in which the people's artist has been working for almost 60 years. In an interview for MK, the source said that Basilashvili is now in one of the clinics in the northern capital with his wife.
The artist and his relatives were afraid of the coronavirus, therefore, in every possible way, they warned against possible infection. Oleg Valerianovich did not leave the house for several months, his relatives also observed security measures. This was a necessity, since the actor was at risk: venerable age (86 years), long-standing pulmonary diseases that had already become chronic.
It is assumed that the artist could have become infected with covid only from someone from his family, despite all the precautions. At the same time, his wife and daughter tested positive. For several months now in the playbill of the Bolshoi Drama Theater. Tovstonogov, there are no productions with Basilashvili's participation.