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In an interview with German weekly Die ZeitBritish historian Orlando Figes asserted that many gulag inmates he interviewed for his research identified so strongly with the book’s contents that they became unable to distinguish arhiprlagul their own experiences and what they read: One section is basically a description of several court cases. Anyone who wants to understand Soviet history has to read this.

Could someone clear this up for me? Tapi kalau mereka sudah membaca buku ini, mereka akan menangis guling-guling. After finally having completed reading all 3 volumes of this work, all I can say is that I am in awe. This book is full of horrific but interesting stories. Dan semua ini bisa berlangsung sampai berminggu-minggu. He said that the Soviets loved to read about this in the paper.

Some, like this reviewer, may feel guilty leaving such a great work midway as well and plod on.

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The years offered a glimmering hope for millions of desperate people. Solzhenitsyn describes beautifully how prisoners experienced these policy changes and how they struggled to cope with it. This was achieved after interrogating Elizaveta Voronyanskayaone of Solzhenitsyn’s trusted typists [12] who knew where the typed copy was hidden; within days of her release by the KGB she hanged herself 3 August Now the desiderata for survival in Stalin era was that everyone should stand up and clap their hands furiously at the mention of his name.

All of these are delivered in a tone of incredulous indignation. In the KGB seized uglag of only three existing copies of the text still on Soviet soil. The answer, all agreed, is yes. Lenin just happened to die early, so it wasn’t as obvious that he was equally to blame.


Sentences, I say, replete with multitudinous exclamation points, for Solzhenitsyn’s was an undeniably hyperbolic ordeal! The middle volumes are the core that defines the monumental work. Read it when you get around to it, all of you. So this went on for 8 minutes Now I tried clapping for 10 seconds myself and came to the conclusion that you clap twice in a second if you are doing it with gusto – fake or genuine. How did they arhipelaguk them? Archived from the original on 13 January The story details the tough regime he had to endure himself, as well as anecdotes about gupag prisoners he did time with, and rumours about even tougher regimes, up in the Arctic circle, from whence few returned.

Work and hunger strikes, protests, defiance of orders, and even upright rioting and violent revolts.


Arhipelagul gulag 30, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: What can I say about Gulag Archipelago that has never been told before. When in Beria was removed by a coup and convicted of treason and sentenced to be executed, Khrushchev was instated as Commissar of the People. To ask other readers questions about The Gulag Archipelago,please sign up. And if you’d like I can give you some more detailed answers.

The concept of licking the frost off your prison door to stay alive since they didn’t bother to feed you tells you all you need to know about the human will to survive Trees were cleared by tying ropes to the tops of them and having gangs of zeks wiggle the tree until it could be toppled over.

The gulag was his idea.

I found “Gulag” challenging, certainly and definitely frightening. Their goose was cooked!

How, you ask yourself, could Solzhenitsyn have had the personal strength, indeed power, to survive to tell the tale, and many other tales? It reveals the weakness of human character and the strength of the human spirit.

Similarly Russians who for any reason spent time in the West were sent to camps. This might suggest that you oppose Comrade Stalin how dare you, O ye of feeble bourgeois mentality. Jun 09, Greg rated it liked it Shelves: How do you survive such a hard labour camp?


He was responsible for dozens of much worse things. While Khrushchev, the Communist Party, and the Soviet Union’s supporters in the West viewed the Gulag as a deviation of Stalin, Solzhenitsyn and many among the opposition tended to view it as a systemic fault of Soviet political culture — an inevitable outcome of the Bolshevik political project. This is why we are arhlpelagul bereft of tens upon tens of millions of arhipelagul gulag brightest Russian hearts and minds today, as we are bereft of countless other souls who were exterminated in the satellite regimes of the USSR China, North Vietnam, North Korea, Cambodia.

All formerly sentenced political prisoners were being gradually released and were used as propaganda. If you are interested in this kind of writing, or Russia, or the USSR, or the general issue of inhumanity underpinned by genocidal cunning, then The Gulag Archipelago is an indispensable book.

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In a lot of ways, this a response to critics and deniers of his earlier book. Indeed, the cunning of Stalin’s Soviet Union and it’s legacy are deep, deep, fathoms upon deeper than that of the comparatively short-lived Nazis.

And at other times I simply laughed out loud. Wherever he can, he names those argipelagul for arrests, convictions and violence.

Together, these regimes are responsible for the killing, torturing and oppressing of billions of people. Jan 30, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: Di kepulauan inilah mereka melakukan kerja paksa membangun kanal, sarana transportasi, dan pekerjaan berat lainnya. For a first read, is the abridged version all right?