New Finnish edition of Gulag Archipelago chips away at legacy of self-censorship (1)
Kultuur 23 Apr 2012  EWR
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Writer Sofi Oksanen undertakes publication

Suvi Ahola, Helsingin Sanomat
When sadness and evil are uncovered, it is possible to start dealing with them.

There is more knowledge in Finland now about the prison camp system of the Soviet Union, because the small Silberfeldt publishing house has published a new edition of The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The edition is 3,000 copies*.

At a seminar marking the publication, author and publisher Sofi Oksanen along with a few other figures familiar with the Soviet Union and Russia pondered the significance of the event for Finns. They also discussed whether or not there have been any moves in Russia to deal with the wrongs of the past.

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