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Alexander M. Dolgun, an American who was snatched from the streets of Moscow in and spent eight years in Soviet prisons, is dead of kidney failure at age Dolgun was 8 when his father, an automotive mechanic, moved the family from New York to Russia. Embassy in Moscow, later becoming head of the files section of the consular section. He was arrested one day on his lunch hour. I started to run, but two other men grabbed me and threw me into the car.

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Dolgun, an American who was grabbed from the streets of Moscow in and spent eight years in Soviet prisons, is dead of kidney failure at age Dolgun died Tuesday at a hospital in nearby Gaithersburg, Md.

There was no news forwarded to us. The U. About 20 U. He was 8 when his father, an automotive mechanic, moved the family from New York to Russia in Embassy in Moscow, later becoming head of the files section of the consular section. He was arrested one day on his lunch hour. I started to run, but two other men grabbed me and threw me into the car. Dolgun, then 22 and confident of his rights as an American, at first thought the police had blundered. During his internment at Sukhanovka, Dolgun said, he never saw another prisoner, although he did hear some of them groaning.

He was allowed to walk in the prison yard, he said, and pretended that he was walking from Moscow to New York, calculating his theoretical progress across Europe.

Dolgun was sent to a prison camp in Dzezkazgan in Central Asia, next to a labor camp where Solzhenitsyn was held. Years later, his sister received a cryptic note from him, and managed to visit Moscow and meet with him in Krymm recalled in a telephone interview. She led a three-year diplomatic campaign for his release, championed by then-U. Ambassador to Austria John P.

Dolgun, his Russian-born wife Irene and their son Andrew, then 7, flew from Moscow and were welcomed in Vienna on Dec. Krymm said. Connect with the definitive source for global and local news. The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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Served 8 Years in Soviet Prisons : Dolgun, ‘American in Gulag’ Author, Dies

Dolgun, an American who was grabbed from the streets of Moscow in and spent eight years in Soviet prisons, is dead of kidney failure at age Dolgun died Tuesday at a hospital in nearby Gaithersburg, Md. There was no news forwarded to us. The U. About 20 U.

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American Who Was Gulag Prisoner Dies at 59

Alexander M. Dolgun, an American who spent eight years in Soviet labor camps, has died of kidney failure. He was 59 years old. In he wrote a book, ''Alexander Dolgun's Story: An American in the Gulag,'' detailing his arrest by Stalin's security police in and subsequent torture in prison. Dolgun, who was born in New York, went to the Soviet Union with his parents and sister when his father took a job as an auto mechanic in Dolgun worked as a file clerk at the United States Embassy in Moscow. He was arrested one day on his lunch hour as he was walking on Gorky Street.

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