Photo exhibition “75” dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus from the Nazi invaders opened at the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in the UK.
The opening ceremony was attended by the Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus in the UK Sergey Fedorovich Aleinik, who recalled the losses of the Belarusian people during the tragic period of the Second World War and noted the contribution of Belarus to the defeat of fascism. The ambassador spoke about the steps taken by Belarus to strengthen peace and preserve the memory of the Great Patriotic War.
The exposition is based on works of the Belarusian photographer Anastasia Andreichikova. The theme of the war is very close to Anastasia, since the history of her family is closely connected with the events of the Great Patriotic War. Medals of great-grandfathers-veterans are kept in her family archive. The history of their feat and personal contribution to the victory is transmitted through the generations. The works of the photographer represent the image of war through portraits of people of different professions in peacetime and wartime.
Guests of the evening watched a video filmed by Anastasia, where a young Belarusian girl, Margarita Chopko, reads the poem “Doll” by Veronika Tushnova.
The exhibition also presents the photo project of the Belarusian Republican Youth Union “Belarus remembers”, in which young Belarusians tell stories of their ancestors who have passed through the flames of war. The project is designed to cherish the memory of the veterans' feats and preserve the inextricable link between generations.
Archival photos provided by the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus sparked particular interest among the guests of the event. The photographs tell the viewer about the wartime and early postwar period, revealing different aspects of life of the Belarusian people of that era.
A series of events dedicated to relations between Russia and Belarus will continue with presentations of books by Belarusian authors and an exhibition of photographs from the repositories of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus.