February 19, 1974 : Solzhenitsyn reunited with family

Introduction

Alexander Solzhenitsyn awaits reunion with his family after exile from Russia. Publication of The Gulag Archipelago, a detailed history of the Soviet prison system, prompted Russia to exile the 55 year-old author. One of Russia’s most visible and vocal dissidents, Solzhenitsyn once served an 11-year prison term. Solzhenitsyn had previously been prevented by the Soviets from receiving a Nobel Prize for literature, but finally in 1978, he received the award in Switzerland.

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February 19, 1974 : Solzhenitsyn reunited with family

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2010

  • Title

    February 19, 1974 : Solzhenitsyn reunited with family

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/solzhenitsyn-reunited-with-family

  • Access Date

    November 22, 2017

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    A+E Networks