December 2018: 100 Years Since the Birth of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
December 2018: 100 Years Since the Birth of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (11 December 1918 – 3 August 2008) was a Russian novelist, historian, and short story writer.
He was an outspoken critic of the Soviet Union and communism and helped to raise global awareness of its Gulag forced labor camp system, documented in his novel "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" (published in 1962).
Solzhenitsyn was awarded the 1970 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the ethical force with which he has pursued the indispensable traditions of Russian literature".