Channel Day TV, to which famous author Oleg Matveychev was invited, presented his book The Solzhenitsyn's Vatnik, published on the writer's 100 anniversary. Oleg Matveychev:
We imagined how much hysteria would be in our media about “dear our native torch of patriotism and all Russian people, Russian literature and literature, that they decided to add another substance to this barrel of honey.
Oleg Matveychev notes that the book was published with the goal of giving people the opportunity to think about those who are praised, and what kind of person they are - Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
The book contains excerpts from publications of Solzhenitsyn, including his fairly well-known statements from the “labor” “How to equip Russia”. It must be recalled here that Solzhenitsyn removed the question mark in this sentence, in effect making it clear that this is not a question at all, but a kind of directive to action.
So, an excerpt is given when Solzhenitsyn reports that the individual Soviet republics of the Baltic, Transcaucasia, Central Asia "will certainly be irrevocably separated," adding that if there is popular will in Ukraine and Belarus, then "and with God."
Oleg Matveychev notes an important detail regarding the fact that Solzhenitsyn actually saved himself from death at the front. This author calls Solzhenitsyn's “moral self-rifleman”, when he wrote to even completely unfamiliar people or, in oral conversations, reported on his critical thoughts about Stalin.
In the same topic, we also present another TV Day video, dedicated to Solzhenitsyn’s subject matter and to what the installation of monuments in Russia can lead to, people’s attitudes to which can hardly be called definitive. First of all, we are talking about the opening of a monument to Solzhenitsyn in Moscow. The movie is called "Monuments to traitors - the path to surrender!"