- NAME: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
- OCCUPATION: Educator, Activist, Author
- BIRTH DATE: December 11, 1918
- DEATH DATE: August 03, 2008
- Did You Know?: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was exiled from his homeland of Russia twice because of his writing.
- EDUCATION: University of Rostov-na-Donu, Moscow State University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Kislovodsk, Russia
- PLACE OF DEATH: Troitse-Lykovo, Russia
- AKA: Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
- AKA: Alexander Solzhenitsyn
- Full Name: Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
- AKA: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist and historian who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1970.
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He eventually traveled to the United States and settled in the secluded environs of Vermont, where he continued to write.
In 1989, Novy Mir published the first governmentally approved excerpts from Arkhipelag Gulag. Solzhenitsyn's Soviet citizenship was restored a year later, and he returned to Russia four years after that.
In 1998, his autobiography,
Ugodilo zernyshko promezh dvukh zhernovov: ocherki izgnaniia (The Little Grain Managed to Land Between Two Millstones: Sketches of Exile), began appearing in installments. Solzhenitsyn died five years after the final installment was published, on August 3, 2008, in Troitse-Lykovo (near Moscow), Russia.
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