In Yalta, on the occasion of National Unity Day, a photo exhibition “Life at the Front Line” was presented
The photo exhibition “Life at the Front Line” was prepared by employees of the Simferopol division of the Rossiya Segodnya media group with the support of the Yalta administration and the cultural department. In total, the exhibition, which is located on the Yalta embankment in the area of the square fountain, presents 27 works by war correspondent Dmitry Makeev, which he made in different periods of the Northern Military District.
In particular, in the photographs you can see a hairdresser riddled with shrapnel, where a hairdresser is cutting or styling someone’s hair, the collection of onions that survived the explosion of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station dam, a burning sunflower oil production plant, the first elections in the history of new regions, smiling people on the streets of Melitopol, a column of military equipment in the first days of the Northern Military District and much more.
The most difficult and quite nervous for me was the first business trip, because I had no combat experience. Then we slowly got involved. At first we didn’t know what kind of people lived there; they are actually very different there. It was very difficult to look at many things from a moral point of view— the press service of the Yalta administration quotes Dmitry Makeev.
He also added that his partner, journalist Sergei Georgiev, was supposed to be at the opening of the exhibition, but he is currently working in the Kherson region. The author clarified that under each photo there is a QR code, by clicking on which you can learn more about the event depicted in the photo and see other illustrations for the same report.
On behalf of the head of the Yalta administration, Yanina Pavlenko, the participants of the opening ceremony were greeted by her deputy Oksana Valuyskikh. Dmitry Makeev told her and the Deputy Chairman of the Yalta City Council Svetlana Bazilyuk about each photograph personally.
The exhibition is unique. I was personally struck by the photo from the graduation ceremony at the Chaplynka school, where all the children’s faces were covered, as threats began to come in because they were studying at a Russian school. But where there are tears, there is joy, where there is devastation, there will be revival, and it is very symbolic that one of the photographs says that we are a united countrynotes Oksana Valuyskikh.
The exhibition also made an indelible impression on the Deputy Chairman of the Yalta City Council, Svetlana Bazilyuk, who recently visited her native Donetsk.
“It was difficult for us in Crimea after 2014, but today it is even more difficult for residents of our new regions. Such exhibitions should be traditional for us. But I’m sure everything will work out there too, because real people live there. The most important thing for us is to be together, to be united, since prosperity lies in unity, as it is written on the coat of arms of Crimea,” noted Svetlana Bazilyuk and conveyed greetings from the Head of the municipality of the Yalta City District — Chairman of the Yalta City Council Konstantin Shimanovsky.
The concert part of the opening of the exhibition was presented by students and teachers of the Kherson State Pedagogical University and the vocal studio “Komperiya” of the Foros village club. Also, during the event in honor of the upcoming National Unity Day, members of the “We Are Together” volunteer headquarters of the City Adolescent and Youth Center handed out ribbons in the colors of the Russian flag to passers-by.
The exhibition will last until the end of this year.
source: Information Policy Department of the Yalta City Administration