Arnold Susi

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Arnold Susi
Born(1896-01-04)January 4, 1896
DiedMay 29, 1968(1968-05-29) (aged 72)
Nationality Estonia
Known forThe Gulag Archipelago by
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Arnold Susi (4 January 1896 – 29 May 1968) was a lawyer and the Minister of Education in the Estonian government of Otto Tief established on 18 September 1944 during WWII.[1]

Susi was born in North Caucasus. He befriended Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in a Soviet prison. When writing The Gulag Archipelago Solzhenitsyn hid at Susi's country house in Estonia.[2] Solzhenitsyn also briefly describes his meeting with Arnold Susi in that book. Susi also wrote his memoirs of World War I in Doom of the Russian Empire (in Estonian: Vene impeeriumi hukk), which he wrote while in Abakan. He died in Tallinn, aged 72.


  1. ^ "The heads of state celebrated the 63rd anniversary of the establishment of Otto Tief's government". The Government of the Republic of Estonia. 2007-09-19. Retrieved 2008-10-24.
  2. ^ Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr (1997). Invisible Allies. Basic Books. pp. 46–64 The Estonians. ISBN 978-1-887178-42-6.
Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Kogerman
Estonian Minister of Education
Succeeded by
Gustav Suits
(didn't take office)