Svetlana Smolenskaya to undergo surgery for back acne
The daughter of a prominent Russian cosmetics magnate has been given a two-week treatment for back and neck acne in a Moscow hospital.
Vyacheslav Smolentskaya was admitted to Moscow’s St. George Medical Centre on Sunday after she complained of severe back pain and neck aches, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old is the daughter of Russian cosmetics tycoon Vyacheslava Smolotskaya, who is the founder and chairman of the Russian cosmetics giant L’Oréal, and the former president of a leading beauty company.
Vydav Smoltskaya is the wife of Russia’s richest man, Arkady Smolonskaya, a billionaire with close ties to President Vladimir Putin, according to Forbes magazine.
Her treatment at St. Petersburg’s St George Medical Center comes two weeks after the St Petersburg-based St. Jude’s Healthcare Foundation said it had granted Smolanskaya a treatment to treat her back acne.
“It’s a new treatment for me,” Smolinskaya told The Associated Press by telephone from St. Paul, Minnesota, where she is being treated for back pain.
She said she had undergone an operation to remove the skin grafts and was getting better.
St. Jude said it did not know what type of treatment Smolantskaya received and that she was receiving a “small amount” of drugs.
It was not immediately clear whether Smoluseskaya would have to undergo another surgery.
She has no criminal history.
L’Orèal is a subsidiary of Russian state-owned Russian conglomerate Gazprom, which is also owned by Russia’s powerful oligarch, the former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
The Kremlin has been pushing the United States to pressure Western countries to extradite Khodorksy from the United Kingdom to face trial in the United Nations for tax evasion and fraud.