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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Okudzhava in Hospital

MOSCOW () -- Poet and songwriter Bulat Okudzhava, a former Soviet dissident, was in intensive care in a Moscow hospital Monday after suffering a heart attack, Interfax said.


Okudzhava, 72, has been suffering from heart trouble for several years. In December 1994, he won the ?10,000 ($15,000) Russian Booker literary prize but was unable to collect it because of a heart problem.


Interfax said he had major heart surgery in the United States some years ago.