Photo exhibition “The war touched my family” at the PMR Foreign Ministry


The Foreign Ministry opened a photo exhibition “The war touched my family”. The event is dedicated to the 71st anniversary of the Great Victory. The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister of the PMR Igor Shornikov, Chief Editor of the “Gomin” newspaper Aleksandr Yushin, Chief Editor of the “Adevarul Nistryan” newspaper Sergei Sandu, as well as public representatives of Pridnestrovie.

The campaign “The war touched my family” was organized by the state institution “Pridnestrovian newspaper” in April 2015 and was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War; anyone could take part in the project. It was necessary to find a picture of wartime and make a journalistic or artistic description to it. More than 150 materials devoted to the events of a military chronicle of the Great Patriotic War, as well as to the lives of people served in the home front arrived to the address of the national newspapers “Pridnestrovie”, “Adevarul Nistryan” and “Gomіn”. The exhibits have been displayed almost in all the cities of Pridnestrovie for the past year, it was attended by over 3,500 people, according to estimates of the organizers.

Opening the exhibition, Igor Shornikov noted that this is one of the most important exhibitions held at the Foreign Ministry. “Here you will find the photos of Pridnestrovians, who contributed to the liberation of the country and the achievement of the Great Victory. Looking at the faces of our compatriots, reading the description of the stories of their lives, the feat accomplished by our people in those years touch you deeply”, said the deputy minister.

According to the diplomat, it is significant that after passing throughout the country, the exhibition in the run-up to the 71st anniversary of the Great Victory found itself at the Foreign Ministry of Pridnestrovie, guests of the republic will be able to see it now. “The organization of the campaign “The war touched my family” makes a great contribution to the preservation of identity of our people and the development of a positive image of Pridnestrovie abroad. I am confident that until the exhibition is held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, many of our foreign partners will have had time to see it for this month,” said Igor Shornikov.

In turn, Aleksandr Yushin, Deputy Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the campaign, said that every picture and story met response in the hearts of editorial staff of national newspapers. “Stories of love on the front were best remembered to me. Stories were different, mostly tragic. But there are people in these photos, which are still alive, including, in Tiraspol,” said the co-author of the project.

Aleksandr Yushin said that after May 9 when the event ended, the application forms continued to arrive in the editorial office. “Therefore, we published a book of the same name, which contains all materials sent to our address. This publication is a great help for those people who want to meet Pridnestrovian participants in the Great Patriotic War, said the journalist.

Chief Editor of the “Adevarul Nistryan” newspaper Sergei Sandu expressed confidence that the exhibits will continue to be displayed in Pridnestrovie. “This project will not end in the near future, because our veterans are alive, they are few. We should to continue this important work - to honour the feat of the soldier-liberators of our Fatherland,” he said.

The exhibition “The war touched my family” is available online on the website of the state institution “The Pridnestrovian newspaper”.