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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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Range of Russian Mourners Pay Tribute to Solzhenitsyn
Range of Russian Mourners Pay Tribute to Solzhenitsyn

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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The relatively subdued response to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyns death raised the question of whether his life and work still resonate in todays Russia. (New York Times — 5 August, 2008)
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In the hours after Aleksandr Solzhenitsyns death, The New York Times asked readers of its Russian-language blog about his legacy. Here are translated excerpts. (New York Times — 5 August, 2008)
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The Russian novelist and historian Alexander Solzhenitsyn, whose works detailed the Soviet labor camp system, has died at 89, Russian news agencies reported Monday. (CNN — 4 August, 2008)
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