Alexander Solzhenitsyn's body is lying in state in Moscow prior to his interrment at the Donskoi Monastery. BBC Coverage is here and video coverage here.
I was so grieved to learn of his passing, but in the ever-interesting manner of synchronicity, a random trip to the local thrift shop yesterday enabled me to buy a copy of his book "August 1914", for the princely sum of 80p. Whilst dealing with the horrors of war, it also has many passages depicting Orthodox faith and practice. It will definitely be a keeper.
My prayers for his wife and family, and all those who knew him, even if only through his books and his courage .
Memory Eternal !