SOLZHENITSYN HONORED. Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 106 May 30, 1997 07:00 AM Age: 25 years Nobel laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn has been elected to membership of the Russian Academy of Sciences — the most prestigious academic institution in Russia. (Itar-Tass, May 28) Red Cross to Return to Chechnya. BackRUSSIAN DEFENSE OFFICIAL CHARGED WITH SP..NextCHUBAIS DEFENDS U.S. ACADEMICS.