Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn QuotesAleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist, philosopher, historian, short story writer and political prisoner. Solzhenitsyn was an outspoken critic of the Soviet Union and Communism and helped to raise global awareness of its Gulag labor camp system.
A great number of publications and movies on the history of the 20th century – albeit of uneven quality – are evidence of a growing demand. Quite recently, the state-owned TV channel ‘Russia’ aired a series based on Varlam Shalamov’s works, showing the terrible, cruel truth about Stalin’s camps. It was not watered down.