Alexander Solzhenitsyn – A Political Critic, Mentor and Writer to Help Putin for Reconciliation
Alexander Solzhenitsyn is a Russian intellectual with a glamorous presentation in the global arena as an eminent critic, writer and social reformer.
This Russian erudite published few books based on the cumbersome political situation in Russia.
He excoriated the theories of Stalin in his Gulag Archipelago for creating a forced corrective labor asylum in Moscow. Some critics like to compare him with Dostoevsky.
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In 1974 , Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Russian erudite, was exiled from USSR because of publication of Gulag Archipelago in which he exhibited the crime and exploitation in the Gulag ( forced camps for convicts and bonded laborers) .
KGB collected few manuscripts of Gulag and then they arrested this writer. Later he was allowed to visit Germany. His Russian citizenship was snatched. He decided to make provisional stays in Frankfurt. Solzhenitsyn was imprisoned several times.
He couldn’t spare totalitarian theory which supports the cult personality or charismatic image presentation. Weber explained the cult of personality. When a political leader or a social reformer uses electronic media and newspaper for promoting his quality to mesmerize people, it is called charismatic personality.
Stalin applied muscle force and he threatened all media not to revolt against the authoritarian force of Russia. The Russian government regulated by Stalin was much autocratic to suppress the rights of citizens. Media was gagged and newspapers were not permitted to criticize government. This renowned Russian writer didn’t stop writing. He was not an orthodox anti-Semitic like Hitler. Nor was he found pampering Holocaust in Germany and Armenia.
One of the survivors of Germany Holocaust claimed that Alexander was neither an anti-Semitic nor was he a totalitarian. Tvardovsky was a friend to Alexander. He assisted this critic to launch his Cancer Ward in Russia. Union of Writers in Russia approved his manuscript.
However with sudden fall of Khrushchev, Russia once again became the den for urchins and rascals? He wrote First Circle in which he gave a snapshot of the oppression and barbaric exploitation in Moscow. His First Circle was banned. In between in 1970, Solzhenitsyn was nominated for having Nobel Prize in literature.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn Excoriates Gulag – Forced Labor Camps in Russia
In his novels, Solzhenitsyn poured his anti-communism views to propagandize the cruelty of Gulag in regime of Stalin and other communist leaders in Russia. Earlier, Russian autocratic governments mobilized the machines of Glavlit and Goskomizdat to control media. Censorship was restricted to couple of states in Russia. However, Gulag with high censorship in Russia was widely covered to infect nook and corners of Moscow.
In a personal diary , this writer wrote that he was a philosopher with theistic mindset to have loyalty to Al mighty . If million people have experienced political disaster in Russia, it must be due to the aversion and hidden mistrust on God. Communists have projected new theories condemning the existence of super natural power. He has spoken boldly against Lenin, Stalin and KGB for their ambiguous functionalities to deny the true freedom of civilians. This political repression disheartened and displeased this Russian think tank.
"Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn had first-hand experience in the Gulag system, having been imprisoned from 1945 to 1953 for writing derogatory comments in letters to friends about the conduct of the war by Joseph Stalin, whom he referred to by epithets such as "the master" and "the boss”. Solzhenitsyn claimed the prisoners wept when news of Stalin's death reached them. He uses the epithet "old man whiskers" in his novel, where it is translated as "Old Whiskers" or "Old Man Whiskers”. This title was considered offensive and derogatory, but prisoners were free to call Stalin whatever they liked:] "Somebody in the room was bellowing: 'Old Man Whiskers won't ever let you go! He wouldn't trust his own brother, let alone a bunch of cretins like you!" Drafts of stories found in Solzhenitsyn's map case were used to incriminate him (Frangsmyr, 1993)"
Alexander Solzhenitsyn- Role Model to Putin to Rebuild
Russia Is present Russian president emulating the theory of Solzhenitsyn to rebuild the nation through the flavor of nationalism?
Putin praised this high profile critic who preferred the nationalism in a decent way. He was not a radical or fundamental racist. He never went to instigate ethnic conflict. He called the nation to be united to resist renegades in Russia.
Communal force should be eliminated to make Russia one of the religious tolerant countries. He even cried for the condition of million Jews and Russian refugees in near abroad (small territories which have been made independent after the dissolution of Russia) states.
Putin inspires Russian youths to honor anthem and national resources. This type of nationalism is not called chauvinism unless there is any excess of jingoism in the speeches of national heroes. Putin has annexed Crimea with Moscow. He is going to reconcile with other near abroad territories in future. Reunion is a good thing for Russia if there is cool ambience for flawless productive negotiation.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn had a dream to establish a strong Russian Union through the incorporation of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. These separated states had ethnic problems. Racism in these near abroad states was uncontrollable. However, Russia must have enthusiasm to make heuristic attempts to enhance the union of White and little Russians (White-Belarus and little is Ukrainian). How is it possible to recognize the Belarusian and Ukrainians within the same periphery of Ukraine? Therefore, instead of muscle flexibility, emotional attachment and intimacy are opted for to end decade long conflict.
Putin’s nationalism is driven by refined self-analysis theory of Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Putin met Alexander and discussed in a friendly tone.
This noble laureate was conferred on State Prize of Russian Federation.
Putin met Alexander and discussed in a friendly tone. Russian President honored this VIP with 2006 Russian Federation award for his indefatigable contribution to literary and cultural world. President of Russia told this noble laureate that Russia would have autonomous local government to take care of problems of residents. Alexander always supports the local governance to regulate the municipalities in various Russian states. This classic writer has not collapsed during political insurgency in Russia. His nation remodeling theories have been imitated by Putin to reconstruct the nation through reunion, integration and brotherhood.
Solzhenitsyn Criticizes West for Lack of Spirituality.
Solzhenitsyn told his American friends that they must have deep antagonistic feel to neglect the force of God. Americans suffer from stress. Crime is accelerating in America.
All these wrong deeds take place owing to indifference to the omniscient and invincible power of God. Western life styles should be screened and purified in the true enlightenment. West always uses its own models, theories and formulae to cross check significance of other religious schools. Therefore, West will not fly higher unless they have to prioritize the humanity, more liberal spiritualism and altruism instead of applying merely legal mechanism. West is too much based on technical law and regulation minimizing the importance of holistic power.
Nation rebuilding formula is appreciable. Putin will try to form Eurasia by extending the territory of Russia Moscow will not renew the regime of police atrocities and jingoism to control mass. It needs a perfect organized machinery to democratize the society. Russia will not be a minuscule nation with so many fragments and tributaries. Rather, it will be a solid and resilient country with a resolution to be superior in the world. Alexander Solzhenitsyn must be an ethical mentor to drive Putin’s vision to the doorstep of success. Children of Russia will have to be familiar with much liberal concepts of Solzhenitsyn to integrate Russia through solidarity, uniformity, and camaraderie.
Quote : After Alexander Solzhenitsyn imprisonment in the Russian gulag of Joseph Stalin’s “corrective labor camps” Solzhenitsyn wrote:
It was granted to me to carry away from my prison years on my bent back, which nearly broke beneath its load, this essential experience: how a human being becomes evil and how good. In the intoxication of youthful successes I had felt myself to be infallible, and I was therefore cruel. In the surfeit of power I was a murderer and an oppressor. In my most evil moments I was convinced that I was doing good, and I was well supplied with systematic arguments. It was only when I lay there on rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either—but right through every human heart—and through all human hearts.... That is why I turn back to the years of my imprisonment and say, sometimes to the astonishment of those about me: “Bless you, prison!” I...have served enough time there. I nourished my soul there, and I say without hesitation: “Bless you, prison, for having been in my life!” (The Gulag Archipelago: 1918-1956, Vol. 2, 615-617)