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2008-08-05 06:00:14

By Clifford J. Levy In a museum here is a box of detergent that stands as a symbol of the reverence that Russians once held for Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the literary giant who died Sunday night.

2008-08-04 09:00:04

By DOUGLAS BIRCH By Douglas Birch The Associated Press MOSCOW Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel Prize-winning Russian author whose books chronicled the horrors of dictator Josef Stalin's slave labor camps, has died of heart failure, his son said Monday. He was 89.

2008-08-03 18:00:13

Once exiled Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, whose works revealed the harshness of the Soviet penal system, has died, his son said Sunday. He was 89.


Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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