Sydney Morning Herald

Solzhenitsyn Released from Moscow Hospital

March 11 2003

Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn, 84, returned to his home near Moscow yesterday after a three-month stay in hospital to treat high blood pressure. "He has become engrossed in his work and he is feeling better", Yuri Kublanovski, a poet and friend told the daily Komsomolskaya Pravda.Solzhenitsyn, winner of the 1970 Nobel Prize for Literature, was also treated for spinal problems while in hospital. His back problems had been caused by carrying heavy loads during his years of internment in labour camps. The author of The Gulag Archipelago had published the second volume of his controversial Russian-Jewish history 200 Years Together at the turn of the year.