Prize Rejected by Solzhenitsyn

<i> Associated Press</i>

Exiled writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn has refused a Soviet literary prize for “The Gulag Archipelago,” saying “the phenomenon of the Gulag has not been overcome either legally or morally.”

The prize, announced Tuesday, was granted by the Russian republic for Solzhenitsyn’s three-volume account of Josef Stalin’s prison camps, published in the mid-1970s but only recently made available in the Soviet Union.