Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

Banquet speech

Banquet speech 1970

As the Laureate was unable to be present at the Nobel Banquet in Stockholm, December 10, 1970, the speech was read by Karl Ragnar Gierow, Permanent Secretary of The Swedish Academy

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Banquet speech 1974

Alexandr Solzhenitsyn’s speech at the Nobel Banquet at the City Hall in Stockholm, December 10, 1974

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