Russians are divided over Solzhenitsyn’s legacy

In the late afternoon of Thursday July 21, 1994,Trans-Siberian train number 19 pulled into the Yaroslavsky Station in Moscow.

9th August, 2008

In the late afternoon of Thursday July 21, 1994,Trans-Siberian train number 19 pulled into the Yaroslavsky Station in Moscow.

It was met by a small crowd who had gathered in the driving rain to greet the return to Russia’s capital of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn after two decades in exile.

He had come home as a celebrated and devastating critic of the Soviet system and was about to become an intense opponent of the Russia that had...

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