1927, 9 November
Enters the second class of the Rostov high school, № 15.
Beginning of childhood literary creative work. Reads L.N. Tolstoy’s War and Peace.
1930, 6 January, Christmas Eve
Search of his mother’s apartment, arrest of his grandfather. Note: Christmas is celebrated on January 7 in Russia.
1930, September 9
Fell head-first on the sharp edge of a stone doorstep, leaving him with a deep scar on his forehead.
Joined the Pioneers, a children’s organization run by the Communists.
Death of his grandfather Z.F Shcherbak (mother’s father) in the dungeons of the secret police.
Composes the Complete Collected Works of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in school notebooks, that includes stories, tales, verse.
1936, 26 June
Completed Rostov high school № 15 with a gold medal.