OREANDA-NEWS Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the widow of famous writer Natalya Solzhenitsyn on her anniversary. Today, July 22, she turned 80 years old.

The country's leader noted the important role of Natalia Solzhenitsyna in the development of popular educational and humanitarian projects (among which is the Museum of the Russian Diaspora), charity and enlightenment. Earlier, he rewarded her with the Order of St. Catherine the Great Martyr.

"An integral, very important part of Russia's spiritual heritage is the work of Alexander Solzhenitsyn. You were and remain like-minded, the closest associate of the great writer, do a lot to preserve his works and ideas, pass on the memory of this bright, unique person to his descendants, about his role in asserting principles of justice and democracy in our country, "- said in a congratulatory telegram published on the website of the Kremlin.

Vladimir Putin wished Natalia Solzhenitsyn health and all the best.