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Russian Author Solzhenitsyn Admitted to Hospital
January 4, 2002

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nobel Prize-winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn has been admitted to a Moscow hospital after suffering a stroke, Russian news agencies reported on Saturday.

Solzhenitsyn's Russian Social Fund confirmed he was in hospital, but did not elaborate on his condition. "He is feeling comfortable and works when he can," the fund's spokeswoman told Reuters.

She said Solzhenitsyn, author of the acclaimed "One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich," became ill at the end of December.

Solzhenitsyn, 84, returned to Russia in 1994 after 20 years in forced exile. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1970.

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