Why Famous: The Gulag Archipelago, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
- 1940-04-07 Writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (21) weds Natalya Reshetovskaya
- 1974-02-13 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship
- 1974-09-19 The KGB begin a large-scale operation to discredit Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and cut his communications with Soviet dissidents
- 2007-06-12 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation for his humanitarian work by President Putin
- "We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is more comfortable."