The Gulag Archipelago

By Александр Солженицын


Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s epic tragedy of truth covers both the most egregious and the most petty outrages committed within the Soviet Union against its people in the name of the same. The rape, murder, brutalisation, torture, starvation, enslavement, deceit and betrayal of untold millions is revealed in this book through the telling of collected experiences from the Zek diaspora of the Soviet Gulag system from the union’s founding days until the late 20th century.

It is inexcusable to have an opinion on the evils or false-virtues of Communism without having read this book.