chapter  4
The Paradox of Russian National Identity
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When Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn' s article "How Are We to Structure Russia?-A Modest Contribution" appeared in Komsomol'skaia pravda and Literaturnaia gazeta in September 1990, it marked not only the first time his work had appeared in the Soviet press since Ivan Denisovich, but also the beginning of a debate in the mainstream media on Russia' s new identity in the post-Soviet world. Certainly, a reevaluation of the Soviet Union's global role had begun several years before in the early stages of glasnost, but this article focused on Russia and the Russians.