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Great Russian Documentary on Life of Alexander Solzhenitsyn (Video)

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We could only find parts 2 and 3, but they are excellent, so we wanted to let people know about them.

Part II (“На последнем плёсе") of Sergei Miroshnichenko's trilogy of Solzhenitsyn films.

The 11th of December this year marks the day that Solzhenitsyn would have turned 100 years old. We are proud to present the documentary film, Solzhenitsyn the Last Frontier (2003). In the film by Sergei Miroshnichenko, the classic of Russian and world literature, Alexander Isaevich Solzhenitsyn reflects on his human and literary fate:

"... well, a lot has already happened in my life. Maybe I am on the last bend, and the river of life does not promise me any more ... But the heart does not submit to the last. "

The great writer is shown as a husband and a father - the head of a large and friendly family. The shooting took place in North Carolina (USA) at the concert of his son Ignat, in New York, and where the youngest son, Stepan works, in Vermont - the place of exile of the Solzhenitsyn family.

The film gives a unique inside view and an exclusive interview, which Solzhenitsyn gave on the eve of his 85th birthday.

Part III (“Слово") of Sergei Miroshnichenko's trilogy of Solzhenitsyn films.

The last days of Solzhenitsyn's life. His thoughts, his goals and his plans... his widow, Natalya Solzhenitsyn shares it all. The actor Yevgeny Mironov, who saw the writer a few days before his death, also shares memories of his time with Solzhenitsyn. A friend of Alexander Isaevich, Nikita Struve, reads personal letters sent to him by Solzhenitsyn, and also talks about how he published the “Gulag Archipelago” abroad.

Rare shots of foreign chronicles and unpublished exclusive interviews of Solzhenitsyn, in which he talks about modern literature and the future of Russia in the 21st century.

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