Arseny Roginsky: “It seems to me that we carried with dignity the burden that we took upon ourselves. And we didn’t break, or stumble. Thank you, my friends.”

posted 25 Dec 2017, 05:44 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 25 Dec 2017, 05:48 ]
“It seems to me that we carried with dignity the burden that we took upon ourselves. And we didn’t break, or stumble. Thank you, my friends.”
     - Arseny Roginsky, the late chair of the International Memorial Society, who died on 18 December 2017

Source: Matthew Luxmoore, 'Arseny Roginsky, Russian Human Rights Leader, Is Dead at 71,' The New York Times, 23 December 2017

Matthew Luxmoore writes: "Mr. Roginsky remained involved in Memorial even as he dealt with his cancer. In late September, by video link from Israel, he addressed a gathering at Memorial’s headquarters, occasioned by the publication of the collected essays of Memory, his underground journal. An emaciated Mr. Roginsky, weighing each word, told his colleagues: 'It seems to me that we carried with dignity the burden that we took upon ourselves. And we didn’t break, or stumble. Thank you, my friends'.”
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