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Vt. Town's Residents Remember Solzhenitsyn

Residents of Cavendish, Vt., say the town was inundated by people — especially members of the media — who wanted directions to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's home.

The Russian Nobel Prize winner died over the weekend. Solzhenitsyn settled in the town in 1977 after being deported from the Soviet Union.

Steve Zind reports for Vermont Public Radio.

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Steve has been with VPR since 1994, first serving as host of VPR’s public affairs program and then as a reporter, based in Central Vermont. Many VPR listeners recognize Steve for his special reports from Iran, providing a glimpse of this country that is usually hidden from the rest of the world. Prior to working with VPR, Steve served as program director for WNCS for 17 years, and also worked as news director for WCVR in Randolph. A graduate of Northern Arizona University, Steve also worked for stations in Phoenix and Tucson before moving to Vermont in 1972. Steve has been honored multiple times with national and regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for his VPR reporting, including a 2011 win for best documentary for his report, Afghanistan's Other War.
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