In the corridors of the Republican Museum of Local Customs. Voronin that day was full of people. The exhibition presents 60 works by Vladimir Anosov. In these shots, the cold truth about what happened in the last few months in the war zone. Photos were taken on the front line, as well as in Mariupol, Donetsk, Volnovakha, Lisichansk, Lugansk. Destroyed houses, bullet-ridden car windshields, scorched earth, and the faces of people who refused to leave their homes, no matter what. His eyes that are so waiting for the world…
– I would like to express my gratitude to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” for such initiatives, – said the head of the Republic of Moldova, Artem Zdunov, opening the event. – It needs to be shown – because it is true, it is an impartial vision, it is justice. Thanks to the selfless work of war correspondents, we can see not only how the Nazis destroy the peaceful life of the people, but also how the first sprouts of a new life appear on the land of Donbass.
The author of the works, Vladimir Anosov, addressing the audience via video link, emphasized that Mordovia for him is the birthplace of the legendary pilot Mikhail Devyatayev, who during the Great Patriotic War escaped from a Nazi concentration camp. in a plane stolen from the Germans. .
– Among the participants of the famous flight – nine Devyatayev satellites – there were people from different regions of the Soviet Union. Two of them were natives of Ukraine. These are Mikhail Yemets from the village of Borki, Poltava region, and Nikolai Urbanovich from the village of Olkhovchik, Gorlovsky district, Donetsk region, Vladimir Anosov recalled. – Together, risking their lives, they fought against a common enemy in the name of our common Victory. Until the end of his days, Mikhail Petrovich Devyatayev kept in touch with his comrades. What would you say today to those who tear down monuments to Soviet soldiers, raising Bandera and Shukhevych to the banners?..
The director of the Samara branch of RG, Arseniy Babenkov, emphasized that the organizers tried to choose friendly staff, but the exhibition turned out to be harsh and surprisingly frank.
“Looking at these pictures, you understand that the war is very scary,” Katya Kovaleva, a student at Saransk Lyceum No. 25, shared her impressions. “I am very sorry for the people who had to go through this. We would rather win and peace would come!
Among the first visitors to the exhibition were immigrants from Donbass.
“We arrived in Saransk in February of last year,” Galina and Daria from Lugansk told the RG correspondent. – In Russia, the state provided housing, they found a job, the children go to school. It is difficult to look at the images of the homeland. There were relatives at home, some at the front, we are very worried about them. When they say that in 2014 there were no large-scale hostilities in the Donbas like now, one wants to look these people in the eye and ask if they themselves were there at that time. They do not know how to wake up from the explosions, in their houses not all the windows were broken from the bombardment. The same thing happened then as now. Our city was almost surrounded, there was only one road left from Lugansk to the Russian border – Izvarino. Many tried to get out, buses, cars with white flags, with the inscriptions “Children”. They just fired at them: they hit columns with mortars…
The exhibition will end on Defender of the Fatherland Day – February 23.
Recall that for the first time the exhibition “Donbass 2022” opened in June last year in the Moscow office of “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”. Since then, the exposition has already been seen by Muscovites, residents of Krasnodar and Sochi, St. Petersburg, Samara, Veliky Novgorod, Rostov, Stavropol, Orenburg, Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad region.