Alexander Solzhenitsyn is no more
Russian dissident intellectual, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel literature prize winner, died late on Sunday.
He spent eight years in Stalin’s camps for criticising the Soviet dictator
For more than two decades, the bearded World War Two veteran became a symbol of intellectual resistance to the Communist rule.
Solzhenitsyn’s monumental work The Gulag Archipelago, written in secrecy in the Soviet Union and published in Paris in three volumes between 1973 and 1978, is the definitive work on Stalin’s forced labour camps, where tens of millions perished.