Solzhenitsyn and the Nobel Prize

How the Soviet dissident smuggled his writing to the outside world.

A young Swedish journalist became his courier to the West.

His first mission was to take Alexander Solzhenitsyn's Nobel Prize acceptance speech out of Moscow.

Photo: Stig Fredriksen with Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Picture by Ingrid Fredriksen.

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Thu 11 Oct 2012 02:50 GMT

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