"The Lublinskoye Cemetry In Moscow" 1980 – 1981
"…There are only two stages common to all living beings: the beginning and the end. The moment when our consciousness and memory flare up – and the moment when they fade away. There is a peculiar connection between them: with the end approaching, the beginning ever more often comes back to our memory, as if through the link between these two points, the route between them . We tend to compare between these two points and to review the track between them. Trying to grasp the innermost riddle of life, its paltry meaning."
From R. Nudelman's article "The Case of Ladizhinsky,
or Reflections on Life and Death", Literary Periodical "22".