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Dissident for Life: Alexander Ogorodnikov and the Struggle for Religious Freedom in Russia

De Wolf, Koenraad

Editore: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013
ISBN 10: 080286743X / ISBN 13: 9780802867438
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Titolo: Dissident for Life: Alexander Ogorodnikov ...

Casa editrice: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Data di pubblicazione: 2013

Legatura: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: From Communist youth to religious dissident, from the Gulag and back again, Koenraad De Wolf tells the story of longtime Russian dissident Alexander Ogorodnikov, whose courage touched people from every walk of life, including famous world leaders like Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, and Margaret Thatcher. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_080286743X

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Riassunto: This gripping book tells the largely unknown story of longtime Russian dissident Alexander Ogorodnikov -- from Communist youth to religious dissident, in the Gulag and back again. Ogorodnikov's courage has touched people from every walk of life, including world leaders such as Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, and Margaret Thatcher.

In the 1970s Ogorodnikov performed a feat without precedent in the Soviet Union: he organized thousands of Protestant, Orthodox, and Catholic Christians in an underground group called the Christian Seminar. When the KGB gave him the option to leave the Soviet Union rather than face the Gulag, he firmly declined because he wanted to change "his" Russia from the inside out. His willingness to sacrifice himself and be imprisoned meant leaving behind his wife and newborn child.

Ogorodnikov spent nine years in the Gulag, barely surviving the horrors he encountered there. Despite KGB harassment and persecution after his release, he refused to compromise his convictions and went on to found the first free school in the Soviet Union, the first soup kitchen, and the first private shelter for orphans, among other accomplishments.

Today this man continues to carry on his struggle against government detainments and atrocities, often alone. Readers will be amazed and inspired by Koenraad De Wolf's authoritative account of Ogorodnikov's life and work.

L'autore: Koenraad De Wolf is a journalist with the Belgian weekly Tertio and the author of many books and articles on various facets of history and art history. For this book he personally interviewed Alexander Ogorodnikov several times and extensively researched numerous sources, including secret documents from the KGB archives in Moscow.

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