SOVIET UNION: A Fortress of Newsprint

The Soviet campaign against Alexander Solzhenitsyn took a vicious new turn last week: Soviet authorities pressured the Nobel Prizewinning author's former friends and colleagues-and even his ex-wife-into denouncing him. This time the forum for the attacks was not the controlled Soviet press but newspapers in the U.S. and Europe

The Christian Science Monitor published an interview with a former fellow prisoner who said that Solzhenitsyn was the informer responsible for his being sent to a concentration camp. The leading Parisian daily Le Figaro printed an interview with Natalya Reshetovskaya, Solzhenitsyn's divorced...

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