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Who is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn?
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist, historian, and critic of Soviet totalitarianism. He helped to raise global awareness of the gulag and the Soviet Union's forced labor camp system. While his writings were long suppressed in the USSR, he wrote many books, most notably The Gulag Archipelago, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, August 1914 and Cancer Ward. Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, "for the ethical force with which he has pursued the indispensable traditions of Russian literature". He was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974 but returned to Russia in 1994 after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
- also known as Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, Aleksander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, Alexandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit͡syn, Alexandre Soljenitsyne, Alexander Solschenizyn, Solzhenitsyn
- born on (97 years ago) in Kislovodsk, child of Taisiya Solzhenitsyna and Isaakiy Solzhenitsyn
- ethnicity: Russian
- nationality: Russia
- profession: Writer, novelist, soldier, teacher
- died on (7 years ago) in Moscow of heart failure
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Documents, Data, and Analysis by Zbigniew Brzezinski, Paige Sullivan, Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.)
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is a patriot in the Slavophile tradition who condones a voluntary reconstitu- tion of some sort of Slavic union, and views Soviet adventurism as the kind of colonialist-type imperialism that ruined Russia's true spirit.
by Amin Saikal, William Maley
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is a recent example of a Russian writer who has become much more than a mere writer (at least in the modern European sense) and who, following the tradition, aspired to ...
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