Thursday, August 14, 2008

Photos: Funeral and burial of Alexander Solzhenitsyn


The body of Russian author and dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn is lowered into the earth in Moscow on August 6, 2008 as relatives and close friends pay their last respects. Nobel Prize-winning Russian writer and dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn was laid to rest in a historic Moscow monastery after an ornate church service attended by President Dmitry Medvedev. (AFP/Getty)

Russian honour guards carry the body of Russian author and dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn out of a church in Moscow on August 6, 2008 during his funeral ceremonies. Solzhenitsyn shook the foundations of Soviet power with his haunting accounts of the forced labour camps. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1970 and was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974. (AFP/Getty)

Russian honour guards carry the body of Russian author and dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn out of a church in Moscow on August 6, 2008 during his funeral ceremonies. Nobel Prize-winning Russian writer and dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn was laid to rest in a historic Moscow monastery on Wednesday after an ornate church service attended by President Dmitry Medvedev. (AFP/Getty)

Honor guards carry Alexander Solzhenitsyn's casket and a photograph of him, during his funeral at the cemetery of the Donskoy Monastery in Moscow, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008. Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel Prize-winning author who exposed the horrors of Soviet slave labor camps, was buried Wednesday in a Russian Orthodox ceremony that included goose-stepping guards and the dirges of a religious choir. (AP Photo by YURI KOCHETKOV)

Russian Orthodox priests kiss the forehead of Russian author and dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn in Moscow on August 6, 2008 during his funeral ceremonies. Nobel Prize-winning Russian writer and dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn was laid to rest in a historic Moscow monastery on Wednesday after an ornate church service attended by President Dmitry Medvedev. (AFP/Getty)

Orthodox Archbishop Alexiy (2nd L) consoles Alexander Solzhenitsyn's widow Natalia (3rd L) as the writer's son Ignat (R), his grandchildren and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (L) look on during Solzhenitsyn's funeral ceremony in the Donskoi Monastery in Moscow August 6, 2008. Soviet-era dissident Solzhenitsyn was buried in a sixth century Moscow monastery on Wednesday in a grand ceremony attended by Russian President Medvedev. (Reuters)

A Russian Orthodox priest blesses the body of Russian author and dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn in Moscow on August 6, 2008 with the attendence of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, far left, and Solzhenitsyn's extended family. Nobel Prize-winning Russian writer and dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn was laid to rest in a historic Moscow monastery on Wednesday after an ornate church service attended by President Dmitry Medvedev. (AFP/Getty)

Alexander Solzhenitsyn lays in his casket, during his funeral at the Donskoy Monastery in Moscow, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008. Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel Prize-winning author who exposed the horrors of Soviet slave labor camps, was buried Wednesday in a Russian Orthodox ceremony that included goose-stepping guards and the dirges of a religious choir. (AP Photo by YURI KOCHETKOV)

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Alexander Solzhenitsyn's son Yermolai (R) take part in the funeral of the famous Russian author, Soviet dissident and Nobel literature prize winner Alexander Solzhenitsyn at Donskoy Monastery in Moscow, Russia on August 6, 2008. Solzhenitsyn died of heart failure late Sunday at the age of 89. (AFP/Getty)

The body of Russian author and dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn is pictured on August 6, 2008 during his funeral in Moscow. Solzhenitsyn shook the foundations of Soviet power with his haunting accounts of the forced labour camps. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1970 and was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974. (Getty)

MOSCOW - AUGUST 05: The body of Russian dissident writer and Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn lies in the Donskoy Monastery on August 05, 2008 in Moscow, Russia. Russia is mourning Solzhenitsyn, whose critical literature drew on his eight years in the Soviet Gulag prison system and provoked the totalitarian authorities to withdraw his citizenship, who died aged 89 on August 3, 2008. (Getty)



MOSCOW - AUGUST 05: The body of Russian dissident writer and Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn lies at the Donskoy Monastery on August 05, 2008 in Moscow, Russia. Russia is mourning Solzhenitsyn, whose critical literature drew on his eight years in the Soviet Gulag prison system and provoked the totalitarian authorities to withdraw his citizenship, who died aged 89 on August 3, 2008. (Getty)


Russian Orthodox priests bless the body of Russian writer and dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn at a church in Moscow on August 5, 2008. Solzhenitsyn shook the foundations of Soviet power with his haunting accounts of the forced labour camps. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1970 and was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974. (Getty)


A Russian Orthodox priest blesses the body of Russian writer and dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn at a church in Moscow on August 5, 2008. Solzhenitsyn shook the foundations of Soviet power with his haunting accounts of the forced labour camps. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1970 and was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974.


MOSCOW - AUGUST 05: The body of Russian dissident writer and Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn lies in the Donskoy Monastery on August 05, 2008 in Moscow, Russia. Russia is mourning Solzhenitsyn, whose critical literature drew on his eight years in the Soviet Gulag prison system and provoked the totalitarian authorities to withdraw his citizenship, who died aged 89 on August 3, 2008. (Getty)

Alexander Solzhenitsyn's widow Natalya, covers his face closing the late Nobel Prize winner and dissident's farewell ceremony, in Moscow on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008. Thousands of Russians braved pelting rain on Tuesday to pay tribute to Alexander Solzhenitsyn in a ceremony for the author, dissident and patriot that had all the trappings of an official laying in state. A military honor guard stood next to Solzhenitsyn's open casket, placed in a hall at the Russian Academy of Sciences, as mourners filed by and placed long-stemmed flowers at the foot of the bier. (AP Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Director of the Russian-language YMCA-Press publishing house Nikita Struve, who was the first to publish Alexander Solzhenitsyn's works in the west, pays tribute to the late Nobel Prize winner and dissident during a farewell ceremony, in Moscow on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, with Solzhenitsyn's family in the background. Shown from right, unidentified woman, widow Natalya, sons, Yermolai, Ignat, Stepan and undentified woman. (AP Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko)

The widow of writer and former Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Natalia, pays her respects at the coffin of her late husband in the Academy of Science in Moscow August 5, 2008. Russia paid tribute to former Soviet dissident Alexaner Solzhenitsyn on Tuesday with all the hallmarks of an official lying in state, while Muscovites lined up to honour the Nobel Laureate. (Reuters)

Alexander Solzhenitsyn's son Stepan and his grandchildren bid farewell at the coffin of the late writer and former Soviet dissident in the Academy of Science in Moscow August 5, 2008. Russia paid tribute to Solzhenitsyn on Tuesday with all the hallmarks of an official lying in state, while Muscovites lined up to honour the Nobel Laureate. (Reuters)

Grandchildren of Alexander Solzhenitsyn bid farewell at the coffin of the late writer and former Soviet dissident in the Academy of Science in Moscow August 5, 2008. Russia paid tribute to Solzhenitsyn on Tuesday with all the hallmarks of an official lying in state, while Muscovites lined up to honour the Nobel Laureate. (Reuters)

Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn lies in state during his wake in Moscow on August 5, 2008. Russians paid their last respects at a lying-in-state for Solzhenitsyn, a dissident writer who challenged the Soviet Union but was largely forgotten by a younger generation. Mostly elderly mourners filed past Solzhenitsyn's open coffin at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow laying flowers and crossing themselves before one of Russia's last literary legends, who died on Sunday aged 89. (AFP/Getty)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Memory Eternal!