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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)
 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:

Book: "The Oak and the Calf," 1975. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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:

[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 »


One of the most famous dissidents in the former Soviet Union, alongside Mstislav Rostropovich and Andrei Sakharov. See more »

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