The author of the reminiscences in an excerpt, which is published in this issue of OZ, was exiled to Siberia together with his family when he was a boy. Quite a few tribulations fell to his lot and the lot of his near and dear ones, and yet Sollertinsky managed to graduate from a technical college of radio engineering. Having become a high-class specialist, he was selflessly building a new world. Neither the horrors of collectivization nor the unwinding of the flywheel of repression could shake his faith. It was with this faith that he went to the prison camp.