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Solzhenitsyn taken to Central Clinical Hospital

MOSCOW. Jan 4 (Interfax) - Prominent author Alexander Solzhenitsyn has suffered a hypertensive crisis and is currently in the Central Clinical Hospital, Ekho Moskvy radio station has reported.

Solzhenitsyn is currently feeling better and is working on his new book, the radio station said.

The Central Clinical Hospital has refused to comment on this information.

The world-known writer and 1970 Nobel Prize winner is 84 years old. In 1974, he was exiled from the Soviet Union and lived in the U.S. until 1994, after which he returned to Russia.

Solzhenitsyn's best known works include One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, The GULAG Archipelago, The First Circle, and Cancer Ward.

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