On the presentation of the Nobel Prize to A.I. Solzhenitsyn, March-April 1972 (25.4)

<<No 25 : 20 May 1972>> In accordance with the suggestion made by SOLZHENITSYN in his letter to the Secretary of the Swedish Academy, K. R. Gierow (CCE 22.1), the ceremony for the presentation of the Nobel Prize was due to take place in a private flat in Moscow. A.I. Solzhenitsyn sent off the invitations. … Continue reading On the presentation of the Nobel Prize to A.I. Solzhenitsyn, March-April 1972 (25.4)

The Presentation of the Nobel Prize to Solzhenitsyn, November 1971 (22.1)

<<No 22 : 10 November 1971>> At briefing sessions held for them recently, officials of the propaganda network for academic institutions were given an official version of the current position of the Nobel Committee with regard to the award of the prize to A.I. Solzhenitsyn. It was claimed that the Nobel Committee, disturbed by the … Continue reading The Presentation of the Nobel Prize to Solzhenitsyn, November 1971 (22.1)

Solzhenitsyn’s Friends and Foes, October 1970 (16.1)

<<No 16 : 31 October 1970>> On 8 October 1970 the Swedish Royal Academy of Literature awarded the Nobel Prize to Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn "for moral strength in the development of the best traditions of Russian literature". On the same day, during a brief interview with a Swedish correspondent in Moscow, A.I. Solzhenitsyn stated: "I … Continue reading Solzhenitsyn’s Friends and Foes, October 1970 (16.1)

Supplementary material about Solzhenitsyn’s expulsion from the Union of Soviet Writers, February 1970 (12.7)

«No 12 : 28 February 1970» Certain details about the expulsion of Solzhenitsyn [CCE 11.1] from the Union of Soviet Writers  have become known. At the beginning of November 1969 the secretary of the Ryazan writers' organisation E. Safonov was summoned to Moscow to see L. Sobolev (Writers' Union of the RSFSR) and "fix" the … Continue reading Supplementary material about Solzhenitsyn’s expulsion from the Union of Soviet Writers, February 1970 (12.7)

The expulsion of Solzhenitsyn from the Writers’ Union, 4 November 1969 (11.1)

«No 11 : 31 December 1969» On 4 November 1969 the great Russian writer A. I. Solzhenitsyn was expelled from the Writers' Union by the Ryazan branch of the Writers' Union of the Russian Republic (RSFSR). Of the seven members of the Ryazan branch, six were present at the meeting: Vasily Matushkin (Ryazan), Sergei Baranov … Continue reading The expulsion of Solzhenitsyn from the Writers’ Union, 4 November 1969 (11.1)

Texts in English

— 1960-1969 — Labedz, L. & M. Hayward, M. (eds), On Trial: the case of Sinyavsky and Daniel, London 1967 (includes most of the materials from The White Book) The Chornovil Papers, 1968 (in Russian, Woe from Wit) Conquest, Robert, The Great Terror, 1968 (CCE 14.12, item 10 and CCE 19.12, item 4) Gonchar (Honchar), … Continue reading Texts in English