Chernobyl Disaster Evoked in a Thematic Exhibition
CHISINAU, December 14, 2017 — The permanent exhibition “Chernobyl Tragedy” was opened today at the Center of Military History and Culture.
The event was organized by Public Association “Chernobyl Union of Moldova”, in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense and is part of a series of actions dedicated to the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
During the opening ceremony, Prime-Minister’s advisor, retired Maj. Gen. Ion Coropcean, mentioned that such an exhibition is very significant for honoring the participants and war veterans, as well as for promoting among the citizens the most important values: honesty, honor, dignity, loyalty to Motherland, commitment to the oath, peace, and solidarity.
“Today, we show our respect for the courage and sacrifice of the participants in the liquidation of the Chernobyl disaster consequences and, on behalf of Prime Minister Pavel Filip, I express our solidarity with you and with the war veterans, as you are a symbol of dignity and commitment”, said Maj. Gen. Coropcean.
State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense, Vladimir Iliev, stated that the exhibition presenting official documents, photographs, personal belongings of the participants in the liquidation of the Chernobyl accident consequences aims to bring back to the collective memory the tragic events, as well as the heroic acts of the over 3,500 Moldovans involved in the events happening 31 years ago.
“We needed such an exhibition in order not to forget what happened near the Republic of Moldova and we admire the work of the Military Museum researchers who made significant efforts to document the disaster so all of us, from pupils to veterans, could remember our fellow-countrymen’s heroic acts of 1986”, specified Vladimir Iliev.
During the event, a group of participants in the liquidation of the Chernobyl disaster consequences received diplomas of the Government.