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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918–2008)

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a Russian writer who was imprisoned for his criticism of the Soviet dictator Iosif Stalin, and later exposed Stalin's prison system in his novels and spent 20 years in exile. He was born Aleksandr Isaakovich Solzhenitsyn on December 11, 1918, in Kislovodsk, Southern Russia. He was born six months after the tragic death of... See full bio »


(age 89) in Moscow, Russia

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 2021 100 Minutes (story)
 2019 The Dark Triad (Documentary)
 1991 The First Circle (TV Movie) (novel)
 1982 Russian Night... 1941 (TV Movie) (novella "An Incident at Krechetovka Station")
 1974 2nd House (TV Series) (novel "Cancer Ward" - 1 episode)
- The First Freedom (1974) ... (novel "Cancer Ward")
 1973 Petite flamme dans la tourmente (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Love Girl and the Innocent (1973) ... (novel)
 1973 The First Circle (novel)
 1970 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (novel "Odin den iz zhizni Ivana Denisovicha")
 1970 Krebsstation (TV Movie) (novel)
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
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Other Works:

His play, "The Play," was performed at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota with Fern Sloan, Charles Keating, Jon Cranney and Briain Petschey in the cast. Paul Avila Mayer was adapter. Nicholas Bethell and David Berg were translators. Michael Langham was director. John Jensen was set and ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 31 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alexandre Soljenitsyne | Alexander Solzhenitsyn


Natalia Svetlova  (his death)  (3 children) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[interview with Pravda, 1986] We have a choice to make once and for all: between the empire and the spiritual and physical salvation of our people. No road for the people will ever be open unless the government completely gives up control over us or any aspect of our lives. It has led the country into an abyss and it does not know the way out. See more »


Wrote The Gulag Archipelago, based on autobiographic story of his own imprisonment in the Stalin's labor camps. See more »

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