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Russian Writer Dies at 89

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the influential Nobel Prize winning writer, died on Aug. 4, 2008, of heart failure.

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Mourners Pay Respects to Solzhenitsyn
Article | MOSCOW, Aug. 5 -- Mourners braved heavy rain Tuesday to file past the body of former Soviet dissident and Nobel Prize-winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn, which lay in an open coffin at the Russian Academy of Sciences, flanked by an honor guard of four Russian soldiers.

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