The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956, Volume 3: An Experiment in by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Gulag Archipelago is Solzhenitsyn's masterwork, an unlimited canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and mystery police, of informers and spies and interrogators and likewise of heroism, a Stalinist anti-world on the center of the Soviet Union the place the most important to survival lay now not in desire yet in depression. The paintings is predicated at the testimony of a few 2 hundred survivors, and at the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's personal 11 years in labour camps and exile. it's either a completely researched record and a feat of literary and innovative power.

Volume three of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's relocating account of resistance in the Soviet hard work camps and his personal unlock after 8 years

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More than half of them were from the Baltic States, uneducated people, simple peasants: the second purge was under way in that area, and all who would not voluntarily join collective farms, or who were suspected in advance of reluctance to join, were being imprisoned or deported. Then there were quite a few Western Ukrainians members of the OUN, together with anyone who had once given them a night's rest or a meal. '' And, of course, a certain number of foreigners. We were all being taken to the same camp complex (we found out from the records clerk that it was the Steplag group).

Among them were those convicted under Article 58, Section 10, with no further charges. This covered simple Anti8. Cf. the Special Purpose Camps set up in 1921. " The Doomed | 35 Soviet Agitation, which meant that it was a gratuitous act, without accomplices, and not aimed at anyone in particular. ) Agitators who had formed duets or trios, shown any inclination to listen to each other, to exchange views, or to grumble in chorus, had been burdened with an additional charge under Article 58, Section 1 1 (on hostile groups) and, as the leaven of anti-Soviet organizations, now went Camps.

Everything that was written about other countries, about the inevitable collapse of the West in 1930, about the treachery of Western socialists, about the passionate hostility of all Spain to Franco (or in 1942 about Nehru's treasonable aspiration to freedom in India which of course weakened our ally the British Empire), all this proved to be nothing but lies. The maddeningly monotonous, hate-filled propaganda conducted on the principle that "he who is not for us is against us" had never drawn distinctions between the attitudes of Mariya Spiridonova and Nicholas II, those of Leon Blum and Hitler, those of the British Parliament and the German Reichstag.

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