Gennady Melnik. Ruined churches, razed to the ground villages, dead bodies on the streets, in gardens, in the courtyards of houses and hiding from bombing children in the basement - the scary face of war saw the Athenians at the exhibition of works of photographer MIA "Russia today" Andrew Stenina " Donbass, catacombs of 21st century ".
Andrey Stenin died in the line of editorial jobs in the last month of summer 2014 in the South-East of Ukraine. In the past year were held in Athens two exhibitions devoted to the events in Ukraine, and one of them unsuccessfully tried to close the Ukrainian Ambassador's residence in Greece.
The current exhibition was held in the catacombs of the so-called Russian Church in the centre of Athens, near the Parliament and Syntagma square. On the street were exposed to two dozen papers, and in the basements - it's only five photos of children hiding from the bombs and shells.
"it is terrible. The impression is very strong, " said one of the women. In her expressions, the organizers managed to make the atmosphere that captured the photographer in the pictures.
in Greece the catacombs are often used as prisons, recalled certain visitors.
To see pictures of came about 200 people, although no advertising was not. A large number of visitors were Greeks, and came to the citizens of Russia and Ukrainians. To get to the catacombs, to the journalist Last news had to stand in line for an hour.
Organized the exposition of the Dostoevsky Society, the movement "Alternative" and group solidarity Save Donbass. Before they were sent and the cargo with humanitarian aid for the residents received damage areas.
"in Greece know nothing about the war in Ukraine. There is about a don't tell, the TV and Newspapers do not cover the events in Ukraine. We wished that the Greeks saw what was happening, realized the horror of what is happening, " said Fins news, one of the founders of the exhibition Nikos Benetis.
"We asked the Church to give place for the exhibition, put up a poster near the entrance. There are many Russian parishioners, and We hoped that they would tell their friends the Greeks, and so the citizens will come, you'll see something, " he told Venetis.
the exposition was open one evening.