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Two Hundred Years Together

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr

2002, January 1


Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Two Hundred Years Together, a two-volume history of Russian-Jewish relations, initially grew out of The Red Wheel, his monumental opus on the Russian Revolution. In The Red Wheel Solzhenitsyn had shown the Revolution in full complexity; and indeed—to avoid boiling down that complexity or skewing it via the narrow prism of Russian-Jewish relations—he gave The Red Wheel priority of publication in every major language, ahead of Two Hundred Years Together. Now that the full Red Wheel is well on its way to being published in English, an authorized translation of Two Hundred Years Together is in progress and scheduled for publication in 2024.

In Two Hundred Years Together, Solzhenitsyn emphatically denies (in Chapters 9 and 14) that the Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917 were the result of a “Jewish conspiracy” (just as he had earlier forcefully criticized the extreme nationalists who were and are obsessed with Freemasons and Jews—see, e.g., Russia in Collapse, Chapter 25, “The Maladies of Russian Nationalism”). Two Hundred Years Together was first published in Russian in 2001–02, and several times since. The definitive Russian edition is published by Vremya (Moscow, 2015), as volumes 26 & 27 of their ongoing 30-volume collected works of Solzhenitsyn.

With respect to an English edition—to recapitulate the above—an authorized translation of the full work is in progress and scheduled for publication in 2024.

Where to Find Resource Online

Editors’ Introduction, Author’s Introduction, and excerpts from Chapters 8,9,15,16, translated by Alexis Klimoff & Stephan Solzhenitsyn, available in The Solzhenitsyn Reader.

A PDF copy of what has been translated into English so far is available here:

     Editor’s Introduction, Author’s Introduction and excerpts from Chapters 8, 9, 15 and 16

Greater Context

Check out these pages about other books by Aleksandr Sozhenitsyn:

     The Gulag Archipelago

     Warning to the West

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