• Short Summary

    After arriving on the train at dawn on Friday (22 February) in Copenhagen, Alexander Solzhenitzyn, the banished Soviet writer, reiterated the warning he made in Zurich on Monday, that he will write about present-day conditions in the Soviet Union if the authorities refuse to let his personal archives leave the country.

  • Description

    After arriving on the train at dawn on Friday (22 February) in Copenhagen, Alexander Solzhenitzyn, the banished Soviet writer, reiterated the warning he made in Zurich on Monday, that he will write about present-day conditions in the Soviet Union if the authorities refuse to let his personal archives leave the country. The archives are understood to deal with the history of the first world war and would be incorporated in sequels to his historical novel 'August 1914'. Solzhenitzyn said he would need 'no archives to write about the present' but he still hoped that the Soviet Union would allow his wife, Natalya, to bring the material when she and Solzhenitzyn's children left to join him.

    The Soviet author arrived in Copenhagen on the express train from Zurich. He appeared to be in high spirits despite having spent the 20-hour journey in a sleeping compartment guarded from reporters by railway police. After spending the day sight-seeing in the Danish capital, he was expected to catch the overnight ferry to Oslo. He has a three month tourists visa to visit Norway, but it is not yet known whether or not he will settle there. His Swiss Lawyer, Dr. Fritz Heeb, has said that his present visit is purely a 'reconnaissance journey.'

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6LDCKXDUONXI0XEWTLYD5AES5
    Media URN:
    VLVA6LDCKXDUONXI0XEWTLYD5AES5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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