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Putin, Russians Brave Rain to Mourn Solzhenitsyn

August 17, 2018
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MOSCOW, Aug. 5 — Russian mourners braved heavy rain Tuesday to file past the body of former Soviet dissident and Nobel Prize winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who lay in an open coffin at the Russian Academy of Sciences, flanked by an honor guard of four Russian soldiers.

(Washington Post — 6 August, 2008)
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MOSCOW, Aug. 6 — Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel laureate who chronicled the horrors of the Soviet Union’s prison camp system, was buried Wednesday in the cemetery of Moscow’s Donskoy Monastery, the resting place of some of Russia’s leading writers and philosophers.

(Washington Post — 6 August, 2008)
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Russia paid tribute to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the literary giant who died on Sunday night, with all the hallmarks of an official lying-in-state. (New York Times — 6 August, 2008)
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Russia paid tribute to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the literary giant who died on Sunday night, with all the hallmarks of an official lying-in-state. (New York Times — 6 August, 2008)
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin led tributes on Monday to the late Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel literature laureate and prominent dissident of the Soviet era, saying his death was a loss for all of Russia. (MSNBC — 5 August, 2008)
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MOSCOW, Aug. 4 — In the last years of his long and stubbornly contrarian life, Alexander Solzhenitsyn finally found a political system he could embrace: Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

(Washington Post — 5 August, 2008)
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Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel Prize-winning author whose books exposed the horrors of Soviet slave labor camps, was buried Wednesday in a Russian Orthodox ceremony that included goose-stepping honor guards and a religious choir singing solemn dirges. (CNN — 6 August, 2008)
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Russian Nobel Prize winner dead at 89 – Brisbane Times (The Brisbane Times — 4 August, 2008)
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