Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Biography

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist, historian, and critic of Soviet totalitarianism. He helped to raise global awareness of the gulag and the Soviet Union's forced labor camp system. While his writings were long suppressed in the USSR, he wrote many books, most notably The Gulag Archipelago, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, August 1914 and Cancer Ward. Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, "for the ethical force with which he has pursued the indispensable traditions of Russian literature". He was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974 but returned to Russia in 1994 after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Nationality:
Russia
Profession:
Writer, Novelist, Soldier, Teacher
Ethnicity:
Russian
Religion:
Russian Orthodox Church
Date of Birth:
December 11, 1918
Astrological Sign:
Sagittarius
Date of Death:
August 3, 2008
Age at Death:
89
Cause of Death:
Heart failure
Marriages
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Timeline
  • 1973-12-28
    The 'The Gulag Archipelago', a literary investigation of the police-state system in the Soviet Union written by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, is published in the original Russian in Paris
  • 1974-02-13
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship
  • 1974-09-19
    The KGB begin a large-scale operation to discredit Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and cut his communications with Soviet dissidents
  • 2007-06-12
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation for his humanitarian work by President Putin
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