SOVIET UNION: A Dissident Disagrees

Exiled Soviet Writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn has been sharply challenged by one of his admirers in the U.S.S.R. The critic is Physicist Andrei Sakharov, spokesman for Russia's "human-rights movement." In a 3,500-word statement issued last week, Sakharov sorrowfully takes issue with many of the views that the Nobel-prizewinning writer outlined in his apocalyptic "Letter to Soviet Leaders" (TIME, March 11), which summed up his program for the future of Russia. Reflecting dismay among Soviet dissidents over Solzhenitsyn's conservative manifesto, Sakharov strongly disagrees with the writer's "utopian and potentially dangerous proposals."

Sakharov takes...

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