Monday, 4 August 2008
One Day after the life of Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Alexander Solzhenitsyn who was a truly brave man and never frightened to speak his mind, died of heart failure,late Sunday in Moscow. He was 89 years old.He was the Nobel Prize-winning Russian author whose books chronicled the horrors of dictator Josef Stalin's slave labor camps.
Through unflinching accounts of the eight years he spent in the Soviet Gulag, Solzhenitsyn's novels and non-fiction works exposed the secret history of the vast prison system that enslaved millions. The accounts riveted his countrymen and earned him years of bitter exile, but international renown.
And they inspired millions, perhaps, with the knowledge that one person's courage and integrity could, in the end, defeat the totalitarian machinery of an empire.
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