The TASS photo exhibition is open in Moscow. It is dedicated to the second anniversary of Crimea and Russia reunification. The name of the exhibition «Three colors of Crimea» is intended to demonstrate indisputability of the decision of population of Crimea to be reunited with Russia, to show that the peninsula has always been an integral part of our motherland. Three colors – as in the national flag of the Russian Federation, which now is waving above the peninsula, are reflected in the life of Crimea as well: white color symbolizes freedom and bright future, blue is for the sea and the sky, red is for the grapes, architectural monument and beautiful people.
There are presented more than 200 photos in the exposition. Part of them, for instance, the sights of the famous Konstantinovsky battery, are made with the support of the Russian Geographical Society. Crimea appears in various guises: as the territory with rich history and culture, huge investment potential, exceptionally beautiful nature and a variety of other features.
The exhibition is chronologically divided for three periods. The archival footage of TASS will tell about the history of Crimea since the beginning of 1900-s till the middle of 1980-s of the XXth century. There you can see the photos of the last imperator of Russia Nickolas II and the members of tsar family; the classics of Russian and Soviet literature Lev Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov and maxim Gorkiy; future designer of space rocketry Sergey Korolev and the first Soviet glider pilot Konstantin Artseulov; liberation of Crimea from Nazi invaders during World War II; participants of the Yalta Conference, etc. On the pictures of the post-war years Crimea appears as the largest health resort, historic, cultural, defense and scientific center of the USSR.
Two other sections of the exhibition «Three colors of Crimea» will get the viewers acquainted with the present day of the peninsula, its great opportunities and perspectives.
The up-to-date pictures of TASS were made in 2015 during the four scale expeditions to Crimea having been held in the framework of the TASS special project of the same name. The heroes of the
The heroes of the reports became big cities and picturesque seaside villages, monuments and historic sites, nature reserves and fascinating beauty of the sea, bays and coves, o0vservatories and lighthouses, and people as well – the inhabitants of Crimea and the tourists.
The TASS reporters managed to capture not only Yalta and tourist favorite Yalta and the New World, Kazantip, Bakhchisaray Khan's palace and the ancient Chersonese, Evpatoria with its flowery patterns and ornaments in architecture, Sevastopol, Kerch, Balaklava and many other iconic «points» of the peninsula, but truly unique and little known places,
The exhibition is being held in «New Manege» (Georgievsky lane, 3, bld.3) till the 24th of March.