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Exhibition in Memory of Chernobyl Nuclear Catastrophe Victims

CHISINAU, April 30, 2014 —The exhibition of painting “Angel of Chernobyl”, dedicated to Chernobyl catastrophe victims, opened at the Center of Military Culture and History.

The opening ceremony of the event, conducted by the Public Association “Chernobyl Union from Moldova”, in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense, brought together Government officials, diplomats, military personnel, veterans, students of Academy “Alexandru cel Bun” and pupils.

Minister of Defense, Valeriu Troenco, stated that the works of Moldovan painter Serghei Sulin, veteran of the Chernobyl nuclear accident, reflects the real picture of an area contaminated with radioactive substances, in which one survives. “The author of the exhibition has managed to render the tragic reality seen by the participants at the liquidation of nuclear catastrophe consequences”. Honour and gratitude to the heroes that, 28 years ago, have sacrificed themselves to save their followers from the dangerous radiation effect“, Defense Minister Troenco said.

Serghei Sulin mentioned that, in his work, he had tried to express in colors the moments and sufferance of the people that had been at the very place of the accident. “Moldovan citizens should remember the cruel reality the participants at the liquidation of the consequences of the Ukraine catastrophe have gone through”, painter Sulin said.

“Angel of Chernobyl” exhibition includes paintings from the series “After the nuclear apocalypse” and “Under the sign of radiation”, made by painter Serghei Sulin, as well as works of his disciples from School of Fine Arts “Alexei Stircea” from Chisinau and a series of photos taken in the contaminated area.

The event is part of the series of activities held within the Day of Remembrance of Chernobyl disaster victims marked every year, on April 26. The exhibition will stay open until 15 May.

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