Exhibition of drawings by Beslan, Donbass children opened in Beirut

International exhibition "Children Draw the Peace" was opened in the building of the Russian Center for Culture and Science in Beirut, reported the organizer and coordinator of the exhibition in Lebanon, Olga Makarevich.

"The opening was great. The adviser to the Lebanese Culture Minister Nizar Daher visited the exhibition and delivered a welcoming speech, as well as the wife of the Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Elena Ivanovna Zasypkina. 59 drawings by Lebanese children were represented. Altogether, the exhibition comprises 3,5-4 thousand drawings. The Director General of the International Exhibition "Children Draw the Peace" Alexander Borisov passed 400 imaginative drawings by children from Serbia, Beslan and Donbass to Beirut," Makarevich said.

According to her, analogous exhibitions were held in 2017 in Italy, Ireland, and Bulgaria. On Friday, December 8, the exhibition was opened in Berlin. In total, more than 25 exhibitions in Europe and CIS countries have been organized during the year.

"The idea of holding an exhibition in the Middle East did not come about by chance: the Lebanese know firsthand what war is like," Makarevich said.

The first exhibition "Children Draw the Peace, or Protect Us from Nazism and World Terrorism" was opened on November 9, 2016 in the city of Krasnodon (the Lugansk People's Republic) and was timed to the International Day of Combating Fascism.

DONi News Agency