Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 11, 1918

Death Date

Aug 3, 2008

Age of Death

89 years

Cause of Death

Congestive Heart Failure

Place of Death

Aug 3, 2008

Profession

Novelist

The novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn died at the age of 89. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Russian historian, novelist, and social critic whose most famous works include The Gulag Archipelago, Two Hundred Years Together, and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. His literary work exposed the evils of the Soviet Gulag’s forced labor camp system to an international audience.

He married his first wife, Natalia Alekseevna Reshetovskaya, prior to his Gulag sentence. He later wed Natalia Dmitrievna Svetlova. He had three sons, Ignat, Yermolai and Stepan.

Nobel laureate Alexander I. Solzhenitsyn, the reclusive icon of the Russian intelligentsia and chronicler of Communist repression, died Sunday. He was 89. His son Stephan told the Associated Press that he died of heart failure in Moscow.

Quotes

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Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.

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For us in Russia communism is a dead dog. For many people in the West, it is still a living lion.

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Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth.

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Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.

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A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.