Skip to comments.Christmas Presents: "The First Circle" By Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Posted on 12/24/2018 3:53:52 PM PST by Nextrush
This month marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Russian writer and I must say prophet Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
A statue was erected this month in a Moscow neighborhood to mark the anniversary of his birth with Russia's President Vladimir Putin paying his respects.
Its a story that happens to take place in an around December 25th, 1949. Christmas Day in the Western nations, but not in Russia. However, it certainly is the Christmas season as it happened USSR style.
Among other people in the story are the prisoners of the "best prison" in the Soviet Gulag Archipelago on the edge of Moscow.
The central character, Gleb Nerzhin, is actually Alexander Solzhenitsyn retelling his story of his final hours in this special prison.
In 2006 Russian television presented a ten-part series based on the novel with the screenplay written by Solzhenitsyn himself.
Gleb does not bend over to obey the state and pays the consequences being sent back into the bowels of the Gulag at the end.
There are stories inside the story and there are unpleasant things in this story which may disturb or offend, but who wouldn't be disturbed of offended by the USSR in all its filthiness.
Here is a link to the whole series "In The First Circle"....
Here’s that link you mentioned.. without your blog:
Too bad that young people probably dont even know the meaning of the word gulag.
Americans have no idea what it means to live in a society where you must conform.
Unfortunately, we may become something like that ourselves fairly soon...
Haven’t read the first circle yet Cancer ward was depressing
enough. Mmmmmm, soviet medicine. Yum.
Russia remains a mystery wrapped in an enigma!
Thanks for link ... just re-read In the First Circle (forty years since I first read it as The First Circle.)
Screenplay by the author ... I look forward to watching.
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