SOVIET UNION: Words of Advice from the Exile

For the first time since his deportation from the U.S.S.R. last month, Alexander Solzhenitsyn has broken his self-imposed silence. He did so in an apocalyptic 15,000-word open letter to the leaders of his country, which was written last September in Moscow and recently revised while he was in exile in Switzerland. It has remained unpublished until now. In the letter the Nobel-prizewinning writer lays out his program for the salvation of the Russian people. He appeals to the Kremlin masters to abandon the entire basis of their power: Marxist ideology, industrial development, nuclear supremacy and...

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