Famous Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn dies at 89
Russian government was so irked after the first volume of the his book that it stripped him of citizenship and he was forced to settled in USA where he finished the remaining two volume. His homecoming in 1994 was a dramatic affair as he entered from far east corner of Russia and travelled whole Russia by land before settling down in his hometown.
Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who exposed Stalin's prison system in his novels and spent 20 years in exile, has died near Moscow at the age of 89.
The author of The Gulag Archipelago and One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich, who returned to Russia in 1994, died of either a stroke or heart failure.
The Nobel laureate had suffered from high blood pressure in recent years.
After returning to Russia, Solzhenitsyn wrote several polemics on Russian history and identity.