I’m writing an essay about Joseph (Iosif) Brodsky, a Russian poet, 1940-96.
This is my homework.
Could you help me to choose the correct verbs?
Fact (among others):
1963, Iosif Brodsky was charged (formally for anti-social life style, in fact – for “decadence and modernism” of his poetry) and sent to Vorkuta (the North of Russia) for several years.
1972, he was expelled? from the USSR to the US, with denaturalisation (losing Soviet citizenship, fully)
Am I right supposing that the verb exile (was exiled) can be used in both cases, whereas deported – only in the second one?
Does the verb emigrate always implies ‘in accordance to own willing’ and is not suitable in this case?
In what cases/context the verb expel can be used? (My dictionary gives it as a suitable synonym, but it’s not a word from my active vocabulary…)