Russian author Solzhenitsyn hospitalized with heart trouble
MOSCOW (CNN) -- Famed Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn
remains hospitalized after suffering from heart trouble
earlier this month, but his condition is improving and does
not appear life-threatening, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Solzhenitsyn, 78, the 1970 Nobel Prize winner for literature,
was admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit of the elite
Central Clinical Hospital May 12 and has been undergoing
Munira Razova, who heads Solzhenitsyn's Russian Public
Foundation, a charity aiding ex-Soviet political prisoners,
said she did not know Solzhenitsyn's precise problem but that
it appeared not to have been a heart attack.
Solzhenitsyn spent eight years in Soviet prisons and camps
under Josef Stalin and chronicled the cruel system in his
novels and historical works, including "One Day in the Life
of Ivan Denisovich," "The First Circle" and "The Gulag
Archipelago." He returned to Russia in 1994 after years of
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