Photo exhibition of the board member of Latvian "Chernobyl" Union Vladimir Cenkurs "Travels through Latvian and Russian cities"Print

11.04. − 18.05.2019

At 17th of April, 15:00 In Latvian Firefighting museum, Vladimir Cenkur, board member of Latvian Union “Černobiļa”, will open photo exhibition “Travels through Latvian and Russian cities”. This exhibition dedicated to Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance days event at our museum.

Author of this exhibition Vladimir Cenkurs was born in Estonia. He graduated from the Moscow State University. He worked in leading positions in construction organizations of former Soviet Republics. He discovered photography in school days. However, his passion for photography grew intensively after the tragedy at Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986. He participated in liquidation of the consequences of Chernobyl NPP accident. For his great deeds, he was awarded with a number of honorary diplomas, memorable signs and medals.

Over the past 15 years, he arranged four personal photo exhibitions, recorded a lot of material about the Chernobyl disaster and the events held annually by the Latvian Society “Chernobyl”. Overall, he has presented his friends and colleagues with more than 1500 photographs. He is a citizen and patriot of his country; he stands for what he believes in. Member of the Board of "Chernobyl" Union since 2010. Currently he lives in Livani (town in Latvia). Pensioner.

Photo exhibition – photos taken from photo record of members of Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster liquidation works group, from theirrecreational travel Riga – St. Petersburg. Their travels took them through cities like Pskov, Pechory, St. Petersburg, Pushkin, Pavlovsk, Petergof and Gatchina.

The main goal of this photo exhibition is to introduce viewers with old city’s architecture, cultural and historical heritage, noteworthy places, city everyday life and natural beauty of our neighbour country Russia and with Latvian festivals.Latvia in photos - landscape, birds, Līvani city festival and Daugavpils church.