Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Historical Figure
Nationality: Russia (Soviet Union from birth until exile), with an extended residence in United States
Date of Birth: 1918
Date of Death: 2008
Cause of Death: Heart failure
Religion: Russian Orthodox (converted later in life)
Occupation: Author of Fiction, Author of Non-Fiction, Playwright, Poet, activist, soldier
Military Branch: Red Army (World War II)
Fictional Appearances:
"Les Mortes d'Arthur"
Set in the Future
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Date of Death: Unrevealed

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (Алекса́ндр Иса́евич Солжени́цын, 11 December 1918 - 3 August 2008) was a Russian novelist, dramatist and historian. Through his writings, he made the world aware of the Gulag, the Soviet labor camp system, and, for these efforts, Solzhenitsyn was both awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970 and exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974. After two years in Germany and Switzerland, he settled in Vermont in 1976. He returned to Russia in 1994. In 1994, he was elected as a member of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in the Department of Language and Literature.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in "Les Mortes d'Arthur"[]

Bill Bennett's chance viewing of a television program based on Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's life, helped uncover the identity of the killer of three athletes at the Sixty-sixth Winter Games.[1]

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  1. See, e.g., Departures, pg. 288.