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Russia: Memory of Solzhenitsyn’s Last Day “Remains Bright” – Son

August 4, 2008

Following the death of Nobel Prize-winning writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, his son Stepan Solzhenitsyn told Russia’s Channel One about his father’s last day in an interview broadcast on 4 August.

“He had a regular working day. He was working throughout the day and he fell ill only at night. An ambulance was called, they tried to help him. It did not last long, his suffering did not last long. The day, like all of his days, turned out to be both a working and a calm one. It’s even strange, memory about the day itself remains bright in some sense,” Stepan Solzhenitsyn said.

Originally published by Channel One TV, Moscow, in Russian 0500 4 Aug 08.

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