- Most definitely, Soviet and Russian are not the same. You are welcome John and group Lenarda, Australia From: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.comMessage 1 of 3 , Feb 10, 2013View Source
Most definitely, Soviet and Russian are not the same.
You are welcome John and group
Thanks for sharing, Lenarda.
I found this particularly perceptive and a cause for hope:
...writer and journalist Vitaly Korotich:
"All Eastern Europe after the end of the Soviet Union tried to finish with the communist way of life, in Poland, in Germany, everywhere," recalls Korotich.
"But not here. We needed our Nuremberg, like in Germany. But we never had it. And until we start discussing the problem of communism on the level Solzhenitsyn started 50 years ago, we'll still live in this half-Soviet country which wants to be part of mankind, but is afraid of information about its own history."
If and when that happens, more people might quit using "Russian" as a synonym for "Soviet".
Sault Ste Marie, Canada
From: Lenarda Szymczak <szymczak01@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 9, 2013 6:52:52 PM
Subject: [www.Kresy-Siberia.org] BBC 20.11.2012 - Solzhenitsyn's One Day: The book that shook the USSR
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Alexander Solzhenitsyn's classic novel, was published 50 years ago this month. A short, simply-told tale about a prisoner trying to survive the Gulag - the Soviet labour camp system - it is now regarded as one of the most significant books of the 20th Century.
Tom Courtenay played Ivan Denisovich in a 1970 film adaptation