Solzhenitsyn Family: "As a country we have not condemned and repented of the crimes of the communist regime against its own people"

posted 14 Sep 2015, 07:49 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 14 Sep 2015, 08:01 ]
"We continue to frivolously divide our fellow countrymen into 'ours' and 'traitors' because as a country we have not condemned and repented of the crimes of the communist regime against its own people"

                        - Ermolai Solzhenitsyn, Stepan Solzhenitsyn, Nataliya Solzhenitsyna - the sons and widow of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, from an open letter they wrote to a self-proclaimed Stalinist who desecrated a monument to the writer unveiled on 5 September 2015 in Vladivostok. Translation from RFE/RL (see source below)



Source: 'Solzhenitsyn's Family Responds To Man Who Defaced Writer's Statue,', RFE/RL, 11 September 2015

For the original, see Ermolai Solzhenitsyn, Stepan Solzhenitsyn, Nataliya Solzhenitsyna, 'My vse eshche ne prostilis' s proshlym,' Rossiiskaya gazeta, 9 September 2015

Photo of the new monument to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in Vladivostok: HRO.org
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