Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE DEBATE

France Church attack

Read more

FOCUS

Video: Inside a migrant hotspot in southern Italy

Read more

ENCORE!

'Oh my Gad!' French comedian Gad Elmaleh on his American dream

Read more

THE DEBATE

Democratic Convention: Can the Democrats now unite around Hillary Clinton?

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

'Lady Liberty': The story behind the pictures

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'The People Want Bernie' chanted at Democratic Convention

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Air France set for fresh strike action

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Is France 'at war'?

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

South Sudan: President Salva Kiir names new vice president

Read more

Russian writer Solzhenitsyn dies aged 89

Latest update : 2008-08-04

Former Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn has died of a stroke aged 89. Solzhenitsyn became a Nobel Laureate in 1970 for his harrowing accounts of Soviet labour camps and was expelled from the former Soviet Union in 1974.

Russian writer and dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn died overnight Sunday to Monday, the Itar-Tass news agency said, citing his son Stepan. He was 89.
   
Solzhenitsyn won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1970 after writing harrowing works about the Soviet Union's system of labour camps. He was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974.
   
Since his return to Russia in 1994 he has been critical of the West and of Russia's post-Soviet evolution, calling for a return to traditional moral values.
   
 

Date created : 2008-08-03

COMMENT(S)