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  The Electronic Passport to Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Alexander Solzhenitsyn is one of the greatest Russian writers of the twentieth century.
Solzhenitsyn was arrested in 1945 because he wrote a private letter to a friend that criticized Soviet leader Josef Stalin.
Solzhenitsyn was a courageous person who continued to write about the truth of the Soviet Union even in the face of prison or death.
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Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (Александр Исаыевич Солженицын), born December 11, 1918 in Kislovodsk, Russia, is a novelist, dramatist and historian.
He was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature for 1970 and was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974.
In 1974, Solzhenitsyn was exiled, after the KGB had found the manuscript for the first part of "The Gulag Archipelago".
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 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Biography of Alexander Solzhenitsyn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was born on December 11, 1918, in the spa town of Kislovodsk in the North Caucausus mountains.
Alexander Isaevich, therefore, was born to a widowed mother in relatively indigent circumstances.
Solzhenitsyn spent the next three years of his life, until June 1956, in exile in Kokterek, except for a period at the end of 1953 when his cancerous tumor became life-threatening and he was sent to a cancer clinic in Tashkent, where he was cured.
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 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (Алекса́ндр Иса́евич Солжени́цын) (born December 11, 1918) is a Russian novelist, dramatist and historian.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn met with President Boris Yeltsin in 1994 and President Vladimir Putin in 2000.
Solzhenitsyn's two-volume book 200 Years Together (partially based on his 1968 manuscript Jews in USSR and in the Future Russia, in which he uses expressions such as "Lenin-Jewish revolution"[2],[3],[4]) is considered by many to be antisemitic.
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 Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isayevich. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Solzhenitsyn grew up in Rostov-na-Donu, where he studied mathematics at Rostov State Univ. During World War II he served in the Red Army, rising to the rank of artillery captain, and was decorated for bravery.
In 1973, fearing that he might soon be imprisoned again, Solzhenitsyn authorized foreign publication of The Gulag Archipelago, a vast work that he had completed in 1968 documenting, with personal interviews and reminiscences, the operation of the oppressive Soviet system (see Gulag) from 1918 to 1956.
Solzhenitsyn ultimately settled in the United States, living in rural Vermont, and in 1980 The Oak and the Calf and The Mortal Danger were published.
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 CNN Cold War - Profile: Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Author and Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn was born into a Cossack family of intellectuals on December 11, 1918.
Solzhenitsyn's works first came under official criticism, then were banned, and he was personally attacked in the Soviet press.
Solzhenitsyn was subsequently stripped of his membership in the Soviet Writers Union (1969) and was made a "non-person." His expulsion from the union increased his prestige in the West.
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 Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, was born on the 11th of December 1918 in Kislovodsk.
Solzhenitsyn was arrested upon the discovery of these letters and thrown in Lubyanka prison in Moscow.
Solzhenitsyn became an outspoken critic of the Soviet communists, published profusely, and eventually moved to the United States to settle in Vermont until the 1990s when he regained his Soviet citizenship.
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 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Solzhenitsyn has continued the realistic tradition of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy and complemented it with his views of the flaws of both East and West.
During these years, Solzhenitsyn's double degree in mathematics and physics saved him mostly from hard physical labour, although in 1950 he was taken to a new kind of camp, created for political prisoners only, where he worked as a manual laborer.
Solzhenitsyn refused to join his colleagues who protested prison sentences imposed on the writers, because he "disapproved of writers who sought fame abroad", but in 1969 he was expelled in absentia from the Writers' Union.
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 Alexander Solzhenitsyn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Alexander Solzhenitsyn is one of the leading Russian writers of the 20th century.
Alexander leaned on his shovel, but as he did, a Christian prisoner next to him quickly drew a cross in the dirt at Alexander's feet.
Alexander was a believer, and he later wrote that he was energized by that man's silent act of encouragement to remind him of his hope in Christ.
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 Reason: Traditional Prejudices: The anti-Semitism of Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Solzhenitsyn, author of The Gulag Archipelago, was once a revered symbol of moral resistance to the Soviet state.
Solzhenitsyn asserts that "the population of Russia, as a whole, regarded the new [revolutionary] terror as a Jewish terror" -- and seeks, if not to validate, then at least to excuse this perception.
On other occasions, though, Solzhenitsyn is not averse to exact numbers: He points out, for example, that six of the 12 Cheka investigators in the "department for the suppression of counter-revolution" were Jewish.
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 BookPage Nonfiction Review: Alexander Solzhenitsyn
In "Alexander Solzhenitsyn: A Century in His Life," Thomas painstakingly and sensitively conveys the horrors and hardships of the writer "who helped to bring down the greatest tyranny the world has seen, besides educating the West to its full horror.
In the West we read primarily Solzhenitsyn's novels, "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich," "The First Circle" and "The Cancer Ward." It could well be that his reputation will rest primarily upon his volumes of "The Gulag Archipelago," a "literary investigation" into the prisoners in the slave labor camps.
Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia from exile in 1994 and despite a triumphal train trip and a short-lived television show, it seemed that "He was no one's hero anymore.
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 Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Alexander Solzhenitsyn was born in Kislovodsky on 11th December, 1918.
Solzhenitsyn was found guilty and sent to a Soviet Labour Camp in Kazakhstan.
In 1969 Solzhenitsyn was expelled from the Soviet Writers' Union and deported from Moscow.
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 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Summary by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Alexander (Sanya) Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was born in Kislovodsk, southern Russia, on December 11th, 1918.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn was a child of both the Revolution (1917) and the ensuing Civil War in the Soviet Union.
Although Solzhenitsyn won international fame almost overnight, the tide in his country began to turn on him, leading to struggles with the KGB and eventually, his exile.
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 SPIEGEL Interview with Alexander Solzhenitsyn: 'I Am Not Afraid of Death' - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News
Alexander Solzhenitsyn chats with Mikhail Gorbachev during a reception in honour of Solzhenitsyn at the Swedish embassy in Moscow.
Solzhenitsyn: I think the gap between the rich and the poor is an extremely dangerous phenomenon in Russia and it needs the immediate attention of the state.
Solzhenitsyn: On the contrary, we should be surprised that our church has gained a somewhat independent position during the very few years since it was freed from total subjugation to the communist government.
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 Alexander Solzhenitsyn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Alexander Sanya Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, born December 11, 1918 in Kislovodsk, was the son of Taissia Solzhenitsyn and Isaaki Solzhenitsyn.
Alexander was sent to a labor camp in Moscow for eight years in July 1945.
In 1969, Alexander was expelled from the local chapter of the Writer's Union in Ryazan and RSFSR.
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 The Last Prophet by Ian Hunter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Solzhenitsyn erupted into public attention during the brief Soviet thaw of 1962 when the authorities unexpectedly allowed publication of his short masterpiece One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, the story, drawn from his own experience, of a political prisoner in a forced labor camp.
What Solzhenitsyn’s many Western admirers would come to understand only a decade later was that he was as implacable a critic of the unbridled consumerism of the capitalist West as he was of the repressive totalitarianism of the Communist East.
One American commentator called Solzhenitsyn "a freak, a monarchist, an anti-Semite, a crank, a has-been not a hero." From this moment on, it was no longer possible for Western liberals to consider Solzhenitsyn one of their own.
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 Solzhenitsyn Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Open conflict erupted with Solzhenitsyn's May 1967 letter to the Fourth National Congress of Soviet Writers, in which he demanded the abolition of censorship, the "rehabilitation" of many writers killed during the purges, and the restoration of his personal papers, confiscated by the KGB (secret police) in 1965.
In the United States, Solzhenitsyn did not always find a sympathetic audience for his ideas, which were revealed in a series of public addresses and stemmed from his conviction that Soviet Communism was America's perpetual enemy and the source of great suffering in Russia.
Solzhenitsyn faced prison and the threat of a mean death with immense moral courage.
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 CNN - Books: Alexander Solzhenitsyn by D. M. Thomas - March 2, 1998
Solzhenitsyn has made it clear, in interviews, that the "family saga" episodes, interwoven with the far more extensive war scenes, are not merely "based on" his own family but depict them as they were; or rather, as he imagined them to have been, before his lifetime.
The Solzhenitsyn farm was six miles east of Sablia (now commonly marked on maps as Sablinskoye), a posting stage on the road between Stavropol, the provincial capital, and Georgievsk, in the foothills of the Caucasus.
Alexander's great-grandfather Yefim gazes into the lens of an early camera, tall and erect in a field of corn, a bearded and mustached Victorian yeoman farmer.
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 BBC ON THIS DAY | 27 | 1994: Dissident writer Solzhenitsyn returns
Alexander Solzhenitsyn has flown back to his native Russia after 20 years of exile in the United States.
Imprisoned for a total of ten years for political dissent under Stalin, Solzhenitsyn was stripped of his citizenship and expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974 for attacking the regime.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn arrived in Moscow on 23 July after a two-month odyssey across Russia by train.
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 FT August/September 2004: Opinion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Solzhenitsyn is a liberal in the sense that he is acutely aware of the myriad moral and cultural prerequisites of human liberty.
Solzhenitsyn takes aim at reactionaries who ignore the inexorability of human “progress,” at revolutionaries who take nihilistic delight in destroying the existing order, and at “false liberals” who refuse to explore prudently the necessarily difficult relations between order and liberty, progress and tradition.
Solzhenitsyn is, in truth, a conservative liberal who wants to temper the one-sided modern preoccupation with individual freedom with a salutary reminder of the moral ends that ought to inform responsible human choice.
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 Alexander Solzhenitsyn - Penguin Group (USA) Authors - Penguin Group (USA)
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was born at Kislovodsk in 1918.
Released in 1953, on Stalin’s death, Solzhenitsyn had to remain in exile for three years although his wife was allowed to join him, before returning to Russia.
In 1968 Solzhenitsyn came under attack from the Russian Literary Gazette, which alleged that since 1967 his aim in life had been to oppose the basic principles of Soviet literature, and accused him of being content with the role given him by ideological enemies of Russia.
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 RACU | Reflections on Russia and Historical Context   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
As early as 1965, the Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn predicted that "Time has finally run out for Communism." He said the same thing when, nine years later, he was forcibly exiled from his homeland.
In the early 1970s, Solzhenitsyn and a circle of like-minded Russian intellectuals published a book of essays designed to suggest a diagnosis of the evils and difficulties that beset the country, and to point to possible long-range solutions.
Solzhenitsyn's mission in life was to speak the truth to those in power.
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 Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Solzhenitsyn also accused the Soviet government and Stalin of being even worse than Hitler from the point of view, according to him, of the dreadful effects of the war on the people of the Soviet Union.
His texts on the labour camps were added to the propaganda on the millions who were supposed to have died in the Soviet Union and were presented by the capitalist mass media as though they were true.
This idea of Solzhenitsyn’s of Americans being used as slave labour in North Vietnam gave rise to the Rambo films on the Vietnam war.
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 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Solzhenitsyn breaks last taboo of the revolution
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who first exposed the horrors of the Stalinist gulag, is now attempting to tackle one of the most sensitive topics of his writing career - the role of the Jews in the Bolshevik revolution and Soviet purges.
In his latest book Solzhenitsyn, 84, deals with one of the last taboos of the communist revolution: that Jews were as much perpetrators of the repression as its victims.
Solzhenitsyn argues that some Jewish satire of the revolutionary period "consciously or unconsciously descends on the Russians" as being behind the genocide.
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 Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Solzhenitsyn studied mathematics and physics at the University of Rostov-on-Don, graduating at the beginning of war between Germany and the Soviet Union.
The open conflict between communist regime and Solzhenitsyn erupted with his Letter to the Fourth National Congress of Soviet Writers (May 1967), in which he demanded the abolition of censorship, the rehabilitation of many writers victimized during the repression, and the restoration of his archives, confiscated by the KGB in 1965.
Further public statements by Solzhenitsyn (A Lenten Letter to Pimen, Patriarch of all Russia, Letter to the Soviet Leaders, etc.) as well as the publication of the first variant of August 1914 (1971) and the first volume of the Gulag Archipelago (1973), led the Soviet authorities to exile him to Germany (February 1974).
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 Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Solzhenitsyn is a major Russian writer, acclaimed for his realistic and cynical portrayal of Stalinist excesses and the reality of communism in the second half of the twentieth century.
In 1945, he was sentenced to eight years' hard labour as a punishment for criticizing Stalin in a letter to a friend, and all his books were banned in his homeland....
Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1970 (Edit)
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