'Dr Zhivago' heroine dies

Moscow - The real-life beauty on whom Lara, fictional heroine of the Russian novel Doctor Zhivago was modelled, has died at the age of 83. The life of Olga Ivinskaya, mistress of the novel's author, Boris Pasternak, was as full of drama, suffering and tragedy as that of her more famous fictional double. She and Pasternak, who was kept under hostile surveillance for most of his life, had years of snatched rendezvous in the lanes of Peredelkino, a village outside Moscow. Reuter

Obituary, page 14

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