Friday, March 29, 2013


Due to a snowstorm, the Cavendish Historical Society Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for Feb. 24, was cancelled and has been rescheduled for April 14 (Sunday), 5pm at Gethsemane Episcopal Church Parish Hall, off of Depot Street in Proctorsville. There will be a potluck supper, short meeting, and the film “The Homecoming” will be shown.  Documenting the two-month train journey across Russia, under taken by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn upon his return home, Solzhenitsyn lived in exile for 20 years, including 18 years in Cavendish, VT. Solzhenitsyn, the man who experienced and revealed to the world the full horror of the Soviet gulag, is recognized throughout Russia as 'the conscience of the nation'. But despite the triumphant and emotional homecoming, this is no easy ride for Solzhenitsyn, his wife and American sons. Instead, they abandon their refuge in America to find their trans-Siberian trip from Vladivostok to Moscow dogged by the KGB, the Russian Mafia, old-style communist bosses, the tragic plight of ordinary Russians and the echoes of its even more terrible past.

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