The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.
ALEKSANDR SOLZHENITSYN (1918-2008) was one of the greatest Russian writers of the 20th century. He devoted his life to fighting against the communist regime and created a huge body of literature (One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Cancer Ward, In the First Circle, Archipelago Gulag, The Red Wheel),most all of which portrayed the individual’s fate against the backdrop of critical moments in history. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1970, was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974, lived in Vermont for nearly 20 years, and returned to Russia in 1994. A 30-volume edition of his complete works will soon be published in Russia.