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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich


by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Resources


Solzhenitsyn on the Nobel Prize Website

Contains an autobiography, various speeches on the 1970 Nobel Prize, and general information on Solzhenitsyn and his work

Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives

An online exhibit and database about the gulag hosted by George Mason University's Center for History and New Media.

Gulag Online Exhibit

Online exhibit for a History of the Gulag Museum located in Russia (site is in English).

"Remembering Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn"

Time magazine article on Solzhenitsyn's death in 2008.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn News Archive

Extensive list of articles on Solzhenitsyn from the New York Times.

"The Legacy of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn"

Article on Solzhenitsyn's reputation, legacy, and his reception in America over the years.

Soviet History Archive

Online database with pictures, primary documents, articles, etc. on the Soviet Union.

Movie or TV Productions

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, 1970
1970 film production of the novella.

Historical Documents

Khrushchev's "Secret Speech"

Full text of Khrushchev's Secret Speech on Stalin delivered before the 20th Party Congress in 1956.

"A World Split Apart" Speech by Solzhenitsyn

The text of a famous 1978 commencement address that Solzhenitsyn gave at Harvard University.


Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives

Documentary film on the gulag and its history from George Mason University's Center for History and New Media.

Gulag: A Documentary

1999 documentary made by Angus McQueen and produced by the BBC.

Russia Today Coverage of Solzhenitsyn's Death

Video coverage of Solzhenitsyn's death in 2008, with archival clips of Solzhenitsyn.

Solzhenitsyn's Harvard Address

Audio, with pictures, of his Harvard Address in 1978.

"Mother Russia" by Renaissance

Live concert footage of a song based on One Day by the British rock band Renaissance.

Al Stewart's "Roads to Moscow"

Live performance of the Stewart song, which he says is partially inspired by One Day.


A Man With a Mission
NPR Radio show on Solzhenitsyn and his legacy.


Solzhenitsyn's Life in Pictures

Small photo archive on the BBC News website.

Image of Solzhenitsyn in the Gulag

Taken sometime between 1945 and 1953.

Search of Solzhenitsyn

Solzhenitsyn getting bodily searched in a gulag by a guard.

Solzhenitsyn Accepts his Nobel Prize, 1974

Solzhenitsyn receiving his Prize, originally won in 1970.

Solzhenitsyn in Germany 1974

This was taken shortly after Solzhenitsyn was forcibly deported from the Soviet Union.

Solzhenitsyn Writing, 1976

Image of Solzhenitsyn working after he had moved to America.

Image from Solzhenitsyn's Funeral

Image of mourners at Solzhenitsyn's funeral on August 6, 2008.

Solzhenitsyn Back in Russia

Solzhenitsyn preparing to depart on a train tour of Russia after his return to the country in 1994.

Prisoners Building the Belomor Canal, circa 1931-33

This canal, and the convict labor used to build it, is referenced in One Day.

Liberation of Buchenwald, 1945

An image taken April 16, 1945, the day American forces liberated the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald, which is where Senka Klevshin had been incarcerated in One Day.

Joseph Stalin

Photograph of Joseph Stalin, taken circa 1945.

Nikita Khrushchev

An image of Khrushchev taken during his time as leader of the Soviet Union.

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