In 1962, during his military service in Algeria, Georges Nivat, at the time studying Russian, received by mail the review
, which published a brief account of the daily life of a moujik interned in a labor camp.
It was the first time that we had seen the far side of the moon so closely.
Like so many others, Georges Nivat was not mistaken.
A day of Ivan Denissovich
was an event.
This is how he converted to Solzhenitsism.
Sixty years later, the one who has in the meantime become a distinguished scholar, remains one of the tireless commentators of the inconvenient dissident.
In 2018, he co-organized with the former ambassador to Moscow, Pierre Morel, and the former UMP deputy Hervé Mariton, a conference on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the great man.
Hervé Mariton, an authentic enthusiast, is the only mayor of France to have named a place after the writer.
In Moscow, one of the arteries of the capital which bore the glorious name of "Great Communist Perspective"
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