Saturday, July 2, 2011

Russia makes Gulag history required reading

According to the Boston Globe Online,
Russia has made a once-banned book recounting the brutality and despair of the Soviet Gulag required reading in the country’s schools. The Education Ministry said excerpts of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s 1973 epic “The Gulag Archipelago’’ have been added to the curriculum for high-school students. The three-volume book was banned by Soviet censors, sparking Solzhenitsyn’s retreat into exile.
And we continue to inch closer to the truth.

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