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Today in History, Dec. 11

Writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize, at the celebration of his 80th birthday. Yury Abramochkin

5 years ago today, on Dec. 11, 2008, Alexander Solzhenitsyn's widow, Natalya, opened an official website dedicated to her husband's literature, marking 90 years since his birth. The website contains information about Solzhenitsyn's work, interviews with him, and a documentary film. He is most well known for writing "The Gulag Archipelago," a book about the Soviet prison camp system, and "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich," a novel on the same theme.

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