Yeltsin recovering after surgery

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MOSCOW, September 12 (RIA Novosti) - Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin is recovering quickly after his September-8 leg surgery, a Kremlin doctor said Monday.

"He can walk to a cafeteria with the help of a special supporting device," said Valery Zolotov, the chief doctor at the hospital under the administrative board of the Russian president. "And he has started working."

Yeltsin, who fractured a thighbone in a Sept. 7 accident while vacationing in Italy, started walking again on Saturday, Sept. 10.

According to Zolotov, the former president wanted to leave the hospital as early as Monday, but doctors are not authorized to release him until two weeks pass after removing his stitches.

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