Latest Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Stories

2009-03-19 16:52:00

A homage to his the life, works and relentless love for freedom NEW YORK, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --In many ways Communist totalitarianism was an extreme manifestation of certain deep currents in the history of the West that are still active today: the idea that human reality can be reduced to its economic and material factors; the idea that society can and should be regulated according to "scientific" principles; the idea that religion is a form of alienation directed towards an...

2008-08-10 15:00:17

Dissident author Alexander Solzhenitsyn ripped the veil from an unknown world: the infamous gulags of Stalinist Russia, whose terrors were cloistered from the global community. Through his literary talents, Solzhenitsyn revealed the measure of Soviet monstrosity against its own people.

2008-08-06 09:00:37

"Live Not By Lies!" thundered Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who died Sunday at 89, in the uncannily wise, noble and thrilling statement he addressed to fellow Russians on Feb. 13, 1974.

2008-08-05 12:00:17

Excerpt from "24" news report by corporate-owned Russian Ren TV on 5 August [Presenter] A silent farewell to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn started in Moscow an hour-and-a-half ago [the body of the late writer is on display for the public to pay their last respects].

2008-08-05 09:00:19

By Mike Pride When communism crumbled, the world perspective of a generation crumbled with it. For more than 40 years, all of us born just after World War II had filtered international events through the prism of the struggle between communism and capitalism.

2008-08-05 06:00:00

By Alex Rodriguez, Chicago Tribune Aug. 5--MOSCOW -- When Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia in 1994 after 20 years in exile, he found a country free from tyrannical rule but deeply troubled by new burdens. The economy was eroding. The stage was being set for the era of oligarchs.

2008-08-05 06:00:14

By Clifford J. Levy In a museum here is a box of detergent that stands as a symbol of the reverence that Russians once held for Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the literary giant who died Sunday night.

2008-08-05 00:00:11

By Dmitry Babichin Moscow; Anne Penketh Russians piled flowers outside the gates of the home of Alexander Solzhenitsyn as they mourned the death of Russia's leading anti- Soviet dissident and Nobel laureate who chronicled the Stalin terror.

2008-08-04 21:00:09

MOSCOW. Aug 4 (Interfax) - Alexander Solzhenitsyn was "a man with a unique life story whose name will remain in the history of Russia," former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev in an interview with Interfax. "Severe trials befell Solzhenitsyn, as they did millions of other people in this country.

2008-08-04 15:00:19

Excerpt from report by private One Plus One TV on 4 August: [Presenter] Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the Russian writer and Nobel Prize winner, died last night. He died at his house in Moscow on the 90th year.

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