7 april 2011, 11 a.m.
Giardino dei Giusti di tutto il mondo - Milano
piazza Santa Maria Nascente
We seize the chance of dedicating a tree and a memorial stone to great writer Aleksandr Solženicyn, unheeded witness with by his books made the world aware of the horror of the Stalinist Gulag, to present his full Harvard speech A world split apart.
In it, the icon of the Soviet dissidents criticized the decadence and indiffewrence of the Western, and particulary American, society towards the oppression that took place beyond the Iron Curtain.
His word, very topical still today, provide a warning for the future generations.