CAVENDISH, Vt. (AP) -The southern Vermont town of Cavendish is planning a memorial service for famed Russian writer and one-time resident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

The Nobel Prize-winning author had settled in Cavendish when he sought refuge in the West and was looking for a place whose forests and harsh winters reminded him of his homeland.

He wound up spending 18 years in Cavendish before returning to Russia.

The former exile who had exposed the horrors of Soviet slave labor camps died Aug. 3 and was buried with honor in Moscow.

The town of some 1,500 people will honor him with a memorial service on Aug. 17.

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