The tyranny of Stalin remains alive in Russia today.
This is a bit off the normal path for me,
but after reading this I just have to remark on it.
I have read also One Day in the life of Ivan Denisovich..
That one is a novel, of course, but her detailed letter comes very, very close.
But how did she get that accusatory letter out?
That I really would like to know.
I don' t doubt the conditions are far below what a western mind can accept, but again.. with the kind of control she describes, how did her letter pass censoring?
I have also read descriptions of concentration camp survivors,
and those, too, seem to be similar!
And descriptions of female prisoners at Japanese WWII camps...similar horror.
However all those were published after the prisoners survived.
Just makes one wonder why Snowdon asked for asylum.. in Russia, no less. A *Putineske* Russia. What was he thinking???? Probably not that! ;-).