Photos from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's youth in Rostov, where he was raised by his mother and where he went on to attend university.
Photo Galleries > 1921-41: Youth
1.1┆ Semyon Efimovich Solzhenitsyn. Author’s paternal grandfather
1.2┆ Isaaki Semyonovich Solzhenitsyn.Author’s father, 1910s
1.3┆ Isaaki Semyonovich Solzhenitsyn Solzhenitsyn. Author’s father, 1910s
1.4┆ Taisia Zakharovna Shcherbak.author’s mother, 1910s
1.5┆ 30 May 1921. credit: K. Braud
1.6┆ 25 April 1925.
1.7┆ At grandfather’s estate. Standing on left: maternal grandfather Zakhar Fyodorovich Shcherbak. Seated: Aunt Ira and maternal grandmother Yevdokiya Georgievna. At Aunt Ira’s feet: mother Taisia Shcherbak.
1.8┆ In 7th grade.1933
1.9┆ The first graduating class of High School No. 15.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is fourth from the right in the middle row. Rostov-on-Don, 1936
1.10┆ Rostov-on-Don, late 1930s.
1.11┆ Graduation from Rostov University.Left to right: Natalia Reshetovskaya, Nikolai Vitkevich, Kirill Simonyan, Lidia Ezherets, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.31 May 1941
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