Some days ago I mentioned his
name as an example of a Communist militant, whose struggle gave his life some
meaning. For eight years he even held the highest posts within his Party. He shared Allende’s faith in
Neruda’s biography and several other interesting and courageous books were his intellectual and political contribution to the new generations.
I talked to him at length the
last time we met early in 2005. He came to
Two days ago, on Thursday evening, we received news of his passing away at On that same evening and almost at the same time the literary award winners were announced. Volodia was so modest and so decent that he seemed to be awaiting that news before leaving.
I will not say he has died; he has left to live in ideas. He joined the ranks of those who struggle and will continue to struggle for those dreams.
Fidel Castro Ruz