History Literature / TheGulagArchipelago

16th May '17 9:48:10 AM nombretomado
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: By the regime of itself, its predecessors, and ironically many of the people they threw behind bars who were safely dead. On the author's part, Solzhenitsyn's high opinion of TsaristRussia is... [[YMMV.HomePage controversial.]]

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: By the regime of itself, its predecessors, and ironically many of the people they threw behind bars who were safely dead. On the author's part, Solzhenitsyn's high opinion of TsaristRussia UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia is... [[YMMV.HomePage controversial.]]
4th Mar '17 9:04:53 AM GMantis
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: By the regime of itself, its predecessors, and ironically many of the people they threw behind bars who were safely dead. On the author's part, Solzhenitsyn's high opinion of TsaristRussia is... [[YMMV controversial.]]

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: By the regime of itself, its predecessors, and ironically many of the people they threw behind bars who were safely dead. On the author's part, Solzhenitsyn's high opinion of TsaristRussia is... [[YMMV [[YMMV.HomePage controversial.]]
4th Mar '17 8:59:54 AM GMantis
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: By the regime of itself, its predecessors, and ironically many of the people they threw behind bars who were safely dead. On the author's part, Solzhenitsyn's high opinion of TsaristRussia is... [[YourMIlleageMayVary controversial.]]

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: By the regime of itself, its predecessors, and ironically many of the people they threw behind bars who were safely dead. On the author's part, Solzhenitsyn's high opinion of TsaristRussia is... [[YourMIlleageMayVary [[YMMV controversial.]]
4th Mar '17 8:54:14 AM GMantis
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: By the regime of itself, its predecessors, and ironically many of the people they threw behind bars who were safely dead. On the author's part, Solzhenitsyn's high opinion of TsaristRussia is... [[CriticalResearchFailure dubious.]]

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: By the regime of itself, its predecessors, and ironically many of the people they threw behind bars who were safely dead. On the author's part, Solzhenitsyn's high opinion of TsaristRussia is... [[CriticalResearchFailure dubious.[[YourMIlleageMayVary controversial.]]
19th Feb '17 7:48:42 PM Fireblood
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* TakeThat: Mostly sarcastic parenthetical asides and footnotes to Soviet officials and policies, but some of those are aimed at Western persons (at least three to Bertrand Russell, for instance) sympathetic with the Soviet Union (though Russell criticized the USSR too).

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* TakeThat: Mostly sarcastic parenthetical asides and footnotes to Soviet officials and policies, but some of those are aimed at Western persons (at least three to Bertrand Russell, for instance) sympathetic with the Soviet Union (though Russell criticized the USSR too).and Marxism, so he may have been misinformed about that).
19th Feb '17 7:45:32 PM Fireblood
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* DeadpanSnarker: The narration of the arbitrariness of the regime is full of dry humour and sometimes the absurdism borders on black comedy.

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* DeadpanSnarker: The narration of the arbitrariness of the regime is full of dry humour humor and sometimes the absurdism borders on black comedy.



* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: By the regime of itself, its' predecessors, and ironically many of the people they threw behind bars who were safely dead. On the author's part, Solzhenitsyn's high opinion of TsaristRussia is... [[CriticalResearchFailure dubious.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Nobody was completely safe from purges, even those who had orchestrated previous purges from the highest echelons of Soviet society e.g. the 1938 show trial of Yagoda (former head of the [[SecretPolice NKVD]], who had supervised the Moscow Show Trials of 1936 and '37), Bukharin, Rykov, and other high-ranking officials.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: By the regime of itself, its' its predecessors, and ironically many of the people they threw behind bars who were safely dead. On the author's part, Solzhenitsyn's high opinion of TsaristRussia is... [[CriticalResearchFailure dubious.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Nobody was completely safe from purges, even those who had orchestrated previous purges from the highest echelons of Soviet society e.g. the 1938 show trial of Yagoda (former head of the [[SecretPolice NKVD]], who had supervised the Moscow Show Trials of 1936 and '37), Bukharin, Rykov, and other high-ranking officials. His successor Beria got hit with this himself after Stalin's death.



* TheInformant: ''Stoolies'', as they were called, were universally despised by prisoners and the security services alike. In many cases they didn't have a choice when they were recruited; Solzhenitsyn himself was forced to become an informant. He considered himself very fortunate to have been transferred out to a ''sharashka'' before internal security could really pressure him into snitching on overheard conversations.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Article 58 of the Soviet Penal Law, which was so broadly written that it could easily cover any sort of unapproved behavior.

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* TheInformant: ''Stoolies'', as they were called, were universally despised by prisoners and the security services alike. In many cases they didn't have a choice when they were recruited; Solzhenitsyn himself was forced to become an informant. He considered himself very fortunate to have been transferred out to a ''sharashka'' (science lab in the gulag system) before internal security could really pressure him into snitching on overheard conversations.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Article 58 of the Soviet RSFSR Penal Law, Code, which was so broadly written that it could easily cover any sort of unapproved behavior.



* MoralMyopia: Stalin's regime never misses a chance to rant about the (admittedly dreadful) purges of the Tsars, even with the even more massive purges conducted by them themselves.

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* MoralMyopia: Stalin's regime never misses a chance to rant about the (admittedly dreadful) purges of the Tsars, even with the even more massive purges conducted by them they themselves.



** Averted during the Kengir Revolt, much to everyone's surprise.

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** Averted {{Averted}} during the Kengir Revolt, much to everyone's surprise.



* TakeThat: Mostly sarcastic parenthetical asides and footnotes to Soviet officials and policies, but some of those are aimed at Western persons (at least three to Bertrand Russell, for instance) sympathetic with the Soviet Union.
* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: Inverted. The book has a disclaimer at the beginning, saying that while many names have been changed, everything in it really happened exactly like it's described.

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* TakeThat: Mostly sarcastic parenthetical asides and footnotes to Soviet officials and policies, but some of those are aimed at Western persons (at least three to Bertrand Russell, for instance) sympathetic with the Soviet Union.
Union (though Russell criticized the USSR too).
* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: Inverted.{{Inverted}}. The book has a disclaimer at the beginning, saying that while many names have been changed, everything in it really happened exactly like it's described.
23rd Jul '16 1:21:50 PM nombretomado
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* ColdBloodedTorture: Some sections read like a manual on how to become a TortureTechnician or BigBrother. You'll never look at [[NoodleImplements office chairs or baggy pants]] the same way again.

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* ColdBloodedTorture: Some sections read like a manual on how to become a TortureTechnician or BigBrother.ShadowDictator. You'll never look at [[NoodleImplements office chairs or baggy pants]] the same way again.
17th Oct '15 3:09:58 PM Aquila89
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Added DiffLines:

* NotSoDifferent: Solzhenitsyn recalls how he started to become haughty and cruel as an officer and concludes that under the right circumstances, most people could become brutal interrogators.
-->"If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?"
15th Sep '15 12:39:50 PM Aquila89
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''The Gulag Archipelago'' is a novel by Creator/AleksandrSolzhenitsyn.

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''The Gulag Archipelago'' is a novel book by Creator/AleksandrSolzhenitsyn.
1st Jun '15 12:44:41 PM LahmacunKebab
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'''The Gulag Archipelago'' is a novel by Creator/AleksandrSolzhenitsyn.

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'''The ''The Gulag Archipelago'' is a novel by Creator/AleksandrSolzhenitsyn.
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