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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

A Dacha Cure For Sick Yeltsin

President Boris Yeltsin has returned to his dacha to recover from a cold after briefly coming to Moscow to meet British Prime Minister John Major, a spokesman said Thursday.

Yeltsin, 63, interrupted a week's rest on Tuesday to meet Major, but returned Wednesday to his residence in Zavidovo, about 80 kilometers north of Moscow, said Dmitry Shevchenko, a presidential spokesman.

"The president is suffering from a cold, nothing more," he said, adding that speculation about his health was "unpatriotic."