Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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Noun1.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - Soviet writer and political dissident whose novels exposed the brutality of Soviet labor camps (born in 1918)
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In sections on theory and debate, history and society, and beyond totalitarianism, they consider such aspects as European liberalism in the age of totalitarianism, Stalin the statesman: a historian's notes, from fascism to communism: the history of a conversion, Aleksander Solzhenitsyn and Vasily Grossman: Slavophile and Westernizer against the totalitarian Soviet state, and public memory and the difficulty of overcoming the communist legacy.
Wilson, a cellist and former student of Mstislav Rostropovich (1927-2007), offers a biography of the cellist and teacher, describing his childhood, early musical development, career at the Moscow Conservatory, teaching philosophy, and how he eventually left the Soviet Union because of his public support of writer Aleksander Solzhenitsyn.
The great Russian historian and writer Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, commenting on the plight of the ruinous Russian Revolution, stated that he could find no better explanation for this disaster than the one he had heard as a child, "Men have forgotten God; that is why all this happened.