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Solzhenitsyn, chronicler of the gulag, dies

Former political prisoner became celebrity in exile

By Mark Feeney
Globe Staff / August 4, 2008

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Russian novelist whose unyielding opposition to Soviet dictatorship made him one of the heroic figures of the 20th century, died late yesterday outside his home in Moscow. The cause of death was heart failure, his son, Stepan , told the Associated Press. He was 89. (Full article: 1875 words)

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