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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Solzhenitsyn's Odyssey

VLADIVOSTOK, Far East -- Writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, back in Russia after 20 years' exile, set off on a month-long odyssey across the breadth of his homeland on Wednesday. Solzhenitsyn, 75, left by train from the Far Eastern port of Vladivostok, where he has stayed since returning to Russia from the United States last Friday. His journey will take him across the plains of Siberia and through the Ural mountains to Moscow at the start of what he calls a crusade for the spiritual revival of Russia.