Russia: Nobel-prize winning Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn has died at the age of 89!

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Nobel prize winner Solzhenitsyn dies at 89 – The Nobel-prize winning Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn has died at the age of 89. He passed away in Moscow in the early hours of Monday. It is believed he died of a stroke.

Solzhenitsyn’s books were the first to tell millions of people across the world about the Soviet prison system and Stalin’s repressions.

Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev expressed his condolences to Solzhenitsyn’s widow and sons.

Meanwhile, French President Nicolas Sarkozy paid his respects by calling Solzhenitsyn one of the greatest Russians of the 20th century.

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