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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918–2008)

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a Russian writer who was imprisoned for his criticism of the Soviet dictator Joseph 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 ... See full bio »


(age 89) in Moscow, Russia

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 1992 The First Circle (TV Movie) (novel)
 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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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

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Personal Quote:

[on the October Revolution] You must understand. The leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. The October Revolution was not what you call in America the "Russian Revolution." It was an invasion and conquest over the Russian ... See more »


Has three sons named Yermolai (b. 1970), Ignat (b. 1972) and Stephan (b. 1973). See more »

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