Alexander Solzhenitsyn

North Country News
9:30 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Vermont Town Ponders Exhibit Honoring Soviet Dissident

Alexander Solzhenitsyn in Moscow, December 1998
Credit Image provided to Wikimedia Commons by Russian International News Agency (RIA Novosti)

Residents in the Vermont town that was once the home-in-exile of the former Soviet dissident author Alexander Solzhenitsyn  plan to decide on an exhibit honoring his 18 years in Cavendish.

On Town Meeting day Monday, voters will decide whether the town should assume ownership of an historic stone church that would be used to house an exhibit honoring the Nobel laureate who arrived in Cavendish in 1977 and stayed until 1994. He died in Russia in 2008.

The house Solzhenitsyn lived in is still occupied by his son Ignat and his family.

Read more