Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Twenty Years Ago Solzhenitsyn Leaves Cavendish for Russia
After living in exile in Cavendish for almost 18 years, Soviet dissident and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn returned to his homeland in Russia May 27, 1994. Addressing the Cavendish voters at the 1994 town meeting, Solzhenitsyn noted, I have observed here in Cavendish, and in the surrounding towns the sensible and sure process of grassroots democracy where the local population decides most of its problems on its own, not waiting for the decision of higher authorities. Alas, this we still do not have in Russia, and that is our greatest shortcoming.
Solzhenitsyns Bid Farewell to Cavendish: Amazing how young everyone looked 20 years ago in this video.
Vermont Town Remembers Solzhenitsyn Fondly: Article about Cavendish's reaction on learning of the death of Solzhenitsyn.
Ignat Solzhenitsyn’s Lecture on “The Red Wheel” and life in Cavendish: Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesday series, March 2014.
The Human Parade: Ignat Solzhenitsyn : Recorded Feb. 2014, Ignat is interviewed about his father.