1970: Alexander Solzhenitsyn won the Nobel Peace Prize

Before it was politicized with President Obama and Al Gore, the Nobel Peace Prize used to be a serious award.  

We remember how Alexander Solzhenitsyn was given the prize back in 1970,   

The Soviet Union did not allow him to receive the award and in 1974, he was expelled for treason and moved to the U.S.

Solzhenitsyn was a great man, writer and hero. He was willing to write books in a country that did not tolerate dissent. He was tough and willing to stand up to the Soviet thugs in the Kremlin.   

He was exactly the kind of man for a Nobel Peace Prize. He died in 2008 at age 89.

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