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Solzhenitsyn is laid to rest

August 07, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Russia buried Soviet-era dissident and author Alexander Solzhenitsyn at the 16th-century Donskoi monastery after a service attended by President Dmitry Medvedev that bore all the hallmarks of a state funeral.

Hundreds of elderly Russians came to bid farewell to the deeply religious Nobel prize laureate in the Russian Orthodox ceremony in Moscow.

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