"Fr. Arsenius" is the protagonist of a samizdat
manuscript describing the activities of a saintly
Russian priest in the Gulag. Whether the priest was a real
person, a composite, or a fictional creation has
been a matter of controversy.
Norman Hugh Redington
Under construction --- far from complete! Read with caution.
Father Arseny, 1893-1973: Priest, Prisoner,
The Arseny manuscript, translated
by Vera Bouteneff.
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