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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Dies at 89

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Dies at 89

It was only when I lay there on rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either—but right through every human heart—and through all human hearts….”  The Gulag Archipelago: 1918-1956

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s book The Gulag Archipelago was a sensation, giving the world a history of the imprisonment of millions in Soviet Russia.

He died in Moscow late Sunday at the age of 89.

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