• Born date: 1918-12-11
  • Born in: Russia
  • Death date: 2008-08-03
  • Death in: Russia
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (/soʊlʒəˈniːtsɨn/; Russian: Алекса́ндр Иса́евич Солжени́цын, pronounced [ɐlʲɪˈksandr ɪˈsaɪvʲɪt͡ɕ səlʐɨˈnʲit͡sɨn]; 11 December 1918 – 3 August 2008) was a Russian novelist, historian, and critic of Soviet totalitarianism. He helped to raise global awareness of the gulag and the Soviet Union's forced labour camp system.

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