On September 28, the updated exhibition “Ukraine in Antarctica: Exploration and Invincibility” has opened in the Central City Library of Zaporizhzhia. It contains 27 collages with photos from the icy continent – according to the number of years of Ukrainian exploration of Antarctica.
The exhibition was presented to Zaporizhzhia citizens by our record-breaking polar explorer Yurii Otruba, who has already spent 7 winters at Vernadsky station. Based on each of the photos, he told in detail about the life and work of Ukrainians in Antarctica, as well as the unusual nature of this region.
“We are happy that even in difficult times of war, people are interested in the topic of Antarctic research. I am impressed by how different the visitors of our exhibition are: schoolchildren, volunteers, military personnel, scientists, journalists, pensioners…It is extremely important to maintain this interest of Ukrainians in science in general and Antarctic science in particular”, – Yurii Otruba shared his impressions.
The guests actively asked why it is necessary to carry out some research continuously and how they can affect the economy, safety and even just the life and health of humanity, were interested in the behavior of Antarctic animals, and also paid special attention to the flagship of the Ukrainian scientific fleet – the icebreaker “Noosphere”
The exhibition will be on display in the Central City Library of Zaporizhia (66 Gogol St.) for a month – until October 26. Then its journey will be continued around Ukraine, so watch for our further announcements.
We are sincerely grateful to the acting Director of the Zaporizhzhia City Public Library System Nelly Kramarenko, her deputy Yuliia Shevtsova and Head of the Image Projects Department of the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Zaporizhzhia City Council Yuliia Moldovan for the support. Thanks to these wonderful people that the Antarctic photo exhibition has visited the city of Cossack glory.
By the way, yesterday in Uzhgorod, in the Transcarpathian Regional Museum of Local History, an exhibition with photos of the biologist of the 27th and 28th UAE Serhii Hlotov has also opened. So, you can now see Antarctica both in the East and in the West of our great country.
Photo from the exhibition. Author – Oleksandr Zakletskyi.