"More than half a century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of older people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: 'Men have forgotten God; that's why all this happened.'" Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Self-Portrait, Kok-Terek, 1955. ((Soviet and Russian novelist, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970. ))
Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918 - 2008) Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist who introduced the world to Gulag, the Soviet labor camp system. For his efforts he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970. For his writings Solzhenitsyn was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974. He didn't return until 1994, twenty years after he was initally exiled. The same year he was elected to the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in the Department of Language and Literature.