Asteroid 4915, Solzhenitsyn, was discovered October 8, 1969 by Lyudmila I. Chernykh at Nauchnyj, Ukraine. It has a period of 5 years, 135 days.

It was named after Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008), who chronicled the brutal prison system and the nasty lives of dissidents in Soviet Russia in such books as One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich and The Gulag Archipelago and who won the 1970 Nobel Prize for Literature. He introduced to the English language the word "gulag," originally an acronym for Glavnoe Upravlenie Ispravitelnotrudovykh Lagerei, Russian for "Chief Administration of Corrective Labor Camps," the Soviet government agency which ran the country's prison camps.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The meaning of asteroid Solzhenitsyn seems to be: principled protest, independent mind.

The glyph for Solzhenitsyn is mine.

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