Demetrio Volcic dead, farewell to the historical correspondent journalist from Moscow for Rai

Demetrio Volcic dead, farewell to the historical correspondent journalist from Moscow for Rai
Demetrio Volcic dead, farewell to the historical correspondent journalist from Moscow for Rai

He died in Gorizia Demetrio Volcic, journalist, historical correspondent from Moscow for Rai. He had turned 90 on November 22nd. From the TV screens he told the Italians about that world beyond the Iron Curtain thanks to the correspondences from Prague, Vienna, Bonn and Moscow.

Volcic’s health had deteriorated over the past six months. To the back problems that had plagued him for some time, other pathologies had added. Volcic was born in Ljubljana to a father from Trieste and a mother from Gorizia. The family had moved to Slovenia during Fascism, only to return to Italy a few years later. A “border” man, therefore, Volcic had lived in various cities, including Vienna and Paris. Volcic was also director of Tg1, a senator about twenty years ago elected with the center-left and a member of the European Parliament. Writer, he had published numerous successful books, the last of which came out in 2021, a sort of collage of what he had written previously with unpublished chapters. It is the first and only book written in Slovenian. Volcic leaves behind his wife and son, who lives in Moscow. “Sad memory. I was a young student, curious about what was going on in Moscow with Perestrojka. I met him there in the days when it was not yet understood. He showed me the first jeans and dollar markets. It was much more useful than many official speeches. Goodbye DemetrioVolcic ”wrote the leader of the Democratic Party, Enrico Letta on Twitter.

Deep sadness for Volcic’s disappearance, with him goes a piece of our history. His works and his style have already assigned him the place he deserves: among the great Italian journalists, among the intellectual children of our plural world, among the men who with work have given pride to Slovenes in Italy – says the senator of the Democratic Party Tatjana Roic – European spirit, observer and witness of the great changes of the Old Continent, senator and esteemed MEP, we have recently greeted the release of her latest book in Gorizia and today we take leave of her unmistakable voice. We are committed to making his lesson of rigor and cordiality our own”.

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