SOVIET UNION: Solzhenitsyn Speaks Out

They decided to suffocate me. The plan is to either drive me out of society or out of the country, throw me in a ditch or drive me to Siberia, or have me dissolve in an "alien fog."

Despite the intensity of a campaign of vilification by Soviet authorities, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Russia's Nobel-prizewinning novelist, for years refused to discuss with foreigners the charges against him. His best-known works (One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Cancer Ward, The First Circle) deal mainly with the victims of Stalinist terror. Last week, in a...

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