Sunday, August 10, 2008

Farewell to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

by Yuri N. Maltsev

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, writer, Nobel Prize winner, and the most famous Soviet dissident died at the age of 89 on August 3, 2008 in his home near Moscow. He lived a long and hard life, but he died the way that he wanted to: "He wanted to die in the summer – and he died in the summer," his wife Natalya said. "He wanted to die at home – and he died at home. In general I should say that Aleksandr Isayevich lived a difficult but happy life."

For more on this op/ed, go to The Ludwig von Mises Institute

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