Alexander Solzhenitsyn - Returning to Russia

Stopping in the northern city of Magadan, which once was the center of brutal Stalinist forced-labor camps, Solzhenitsyn pays homage to the many people who died in the camps:

With reverence I pay my respect to the soil of Kolyma in which we buried many hundreds of thousands, even millions, of prisoners. In the tumultuous wake of today's political climate, these millions of victims have too casually been forgotten, both by those whom this carnage passed over and, needless to say, by those who perpetrated it.

Solzhenitsyn lived the rest of his life in a home outside Moscow which he and Natalya had built for their arrival.  He died in 2008, having spent fourteen more years in his homeland. 

Media Credits

Clip from a BBC documentary on Solzhenitsyn.  Copyright, BBC, all rights reserved.  Online, courtesy YouTube.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers to the documentary.


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