The monument at the grave of photographer MIA "Russia today" Andrew Stenina, who died In the performance of editorial tasks in the South-East of Ukraine, opened on the anniversary of his death.
the opening ceremony of the monument took place on Troekurov cemetery, where civil funeral was held, which was attended by relatives Stenina, close colleagues and managers of the Agency.
The monument is a complex architectural form, which consists of allegorical piece of paper and the lens: a piece of paper with his profile breaks the plane and symbolizes his sudden and tragic departure, and the lens is a symbol of his professional activity, because almost all his professional career he worked as a photojournalist.
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.
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.