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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Woman Offers Heart

VLADIKAVKAZ, Southern Russia () -- Not only did President Boris Yeltsin win Zinaida Boliyeva's vote, he may have won her heart -- literally.

The 46-year-old woman has offered her heart to the ailing Yeltsin if he needs a transplant, Itar-Tass reported Wednesday.

Yeltsin is scheduled to undergo heart surgery at the end of September. Details have not been given, but it is expected he will have a bypass operation.

But if he needs a new heart, Boliyeva says he can have hers.

It is not "self-sacrifice, but a commonsense civic act," Itar-Tass quoted her as saying.