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Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in 1974
Алекса́ндр Иса́евич Солжени́цын
(Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn)

11 December 1918
Kislovodsk, RSFSR
Died 3 August 2008 (aged 89)
Occupation Novelist

Nobel Prize in Literature

Templeton Prize

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (11 December 1918 – 3 August 2008) was a Russian writer. He was the winner of the 1970 Nobel Prize in literature.

Solzhenitsyn was a novelist, dramatist, and historian. With his works, the Gulag, a Soviet labor camp, became well known. Due to this, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, but also was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974. In 1994, Solzhenitsyn went back to Russia. After he died (of heart failure) he received a state funeral. He was very significant for revealing what life was like in the Soviet days.

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