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    Russian Poet Yevtushenko in Serious Condition in US Hospital

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    Russian poet Yevgeniy Yevtushenko has been hospitalized in the United States and is in a serious condition, Yevtushenko’s wife Maria Novikova told Sputnik on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Yevtushenko is undergoing medical examinations, doctors are yet to determine how to treat the poet, Novikova explained.

    ​"He's in the hospital, he's in serious condition," she said. "The doctors are conducting medical examinations trying to understand what is happening and what to do."

    Yevtushenko, 84, is a Soviet and Russian poet, as well as novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, publisher, actor and editor. He is also a director of several films.

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