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Solzhenitsyn Arrested #232862

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 12, 1974
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(Studio) Dissident Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn arrested.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Moscow, USSR ) Nature of charges unknown. Solzhenitsyn's arrest comes after publication of latest book, denouncing Russian prison camps.
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

(Studio) Some United States experts see arrest as attempt to crush intellectual movement completely. Columbia Univ. Prof. Peter Reddaway says USSR human rights movement embodied in Solzhenitsyn. Solzhenitsyn interviewed American Alexander Dolgun for new book.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) [DOLGUN - fears for Solzhenitsyn's life.] Asked if imprisonment and exile to be only punishment. [DOLGUN - can't predict exact punishment, but tortures and beatings have occurred previously.] Questioned about USSR singling out Solzhenitsyn. [DOLGUN - believes he's a great man and government intends to stop literary activities.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Only 1 book of many written by Solzhenitsyn published in USSR . Solzhenitsyn received Nobel Prize in 1970 but author wasn't allowed to accept prize. Since "Gulag Archipelago's" publication, Soviet government denounces Solzhenitsyn. White House declines immediate comment.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Fromson, Murray;
Jones, Phil
Duration:
00:04:00

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