MOSCOW, 6 Aug - RIA Novosti. Relatives and close colleagues on the anniversary of the death of a special photographer MIA "Russia today" Andrew Stenina remember him as a delightful man and a real journalist.
Stenin went missing In the performance of editorial tasks at the beginning of August 2014 in the vicinity of the town of Snizhne in the Donetsk region, where the Ukrainian Military conducted a special operation against militias. General Director of MIA "Russia today" Dmitry Kiselev on September 3 announced the capture of data of the RF IC, indicating that the journalist died as a result of the shelling of the convoy of Ukrainian soldiers on August 6. For courage and heroism In the performance of professional duty, Stenin was awarded the Order of Courage of the Russian Federation posthumously.
"Son there a year, and like it was yesterday. All I do is scroll how I with him last talked, how it all happened, how this news got what it wanted. Two weeks I was like a trapped animal in a cage, " recalls Andrei's mother Vera Stenina.
in her expressions, the last 3 years in the life of Andrei were the happiest for her, and thus to her Son." These years were the happiest for me in the sense that Andrew decided he had work, he had love, his eyes shone, and this is Very important for the mother. These 3 years were the happiest in my life, and I think Andrew, too, " explained Stenina.
"I Wish that the memory is preserved of him, he was a bright person to me. However, not much talking, But maybe it is my Bank, he told me about what happened", she added.
Special journalist of lifenews TV Semyon Pegov called Andrei Stenin, who worked for a year together in the Syrian Arab Republic, one of his closest friends.
"I, Mikhail Fomichev, Andrey a year happen in the same room, sometimes in polyanata lived in the truest sense together, and this year, he became a closer friend than those who spoke for 10 to fifteen years because of this friendship and brotherhood, as in war, nowhere can not occur," said Pegov.
"Until now, at the forefront when the boys are is and Eugene Poddubny and Sasha Kotz, we nevertheless slipping a phrase or some emotion to the account as if it could photograph Andrew", he added.
Pegov added that the man has no sense that Stenin is no more: "Although we are on different sides of this world, But the feeling of parting with him, we always feel that we are together.
Director of the joint Directorate of photo information MIA "Russia today" Alexander Stoll has reminded that in the early winter of 2014, the Agency established the international competition of photojournalism behalf of Andrei Stenin, designed to Express support young photographers in their quest for professional excellence.
"the competition that we organized was our dream and terrible that he is now with us" name Stenina, I never not wanted to call tenders names of departed colleagues. But he, of course, have found a certain other sense, can be much more profound than we once thought, "said Stoll on Stenina multimedia press conference" correspondent in the hot spots: the cost of truth.
According to his statement, the organizers did not expect and were not prepared for such massive participation of the people in this competition ", it was attended by photographers from 54 countries.
"of course, this is largely the merit of your Son, its such a life and such personal attractiveness could these people something to catch and something to attract," said he, turning to his mother Stenina.
Stoll also expressed the hope that in the competition each year is to participate more and more photographers and " the name of an amazing person, and surprisingly honest, real journalist Andrei Stenina will become more known."
Stenin was started in journalism as a reporter writing. Choosing later to become a military photojournalist, he continued succinctly and powerfully to write about the war, But for yourself. In this case, being a photographer MIA " Russia today ", he not only imparted to editors photos of the hot spots of Syria, Donbass, Libya, But also dictated from this place news. Often because of its operational communications subscribers of the Agency first learned about what is happening in conflict zones.
according to the information Department for the protection of correspondents in the world in 2014 was forcibly deprived of life 61 journalist, and in 2015 - 38.