Золотая медаль категория Природа и Окружающая среда. истории. Мария Плешкова.
Золотая медаль категоря Культура и новости искусств. Владимир Вяткин.
Серебряная медаль категория Природа и Окружающая среда. истории. Илья Питалев.
Серебряная медаль категория наука и технологии. Сергей Пономарев.
Бронзовая медаль категория Культура и новости искусств. Мария Плешкова.
On April 26, 1986, a nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. An explosion and fire in the Reactor number 4 released large quantities of radioactive contamination into the atmosphere. It is considered the worst nuclear plant accident in history.
Forests and agricultural lands near Chernobyl are still radiation contaminated. Many towns and villages are empty as the locals were evacuated. But the worst thing is the disaster's effects on human health. In the aftermath of the accident, 237 people suffered from acute radiation sickness, of whom 31 died within the first three months. Health problems linked with the Chernobyl disaster include cancer, mutations, long term genetic defects, chromosomal aberrations, Down syndrome… People remain largely unsure of what the effects of radiation actually are and retain a sense of foreboding. Disadvantaged children around Chernobyl suffer from health problems that are attributable not only to the Chernobyl accident, but also to the poor state of post-Soviet health systems.
25 years later, the real consequences of the Chernobyl disaster are still a great question.
Hunting for walruses in sea of Chukotsk, is a traditional way of getting food for indigenous population of Chukotka, Russia. In the conditions of remoteness from continent, the irregular transport connection, the inaccessible prices for the foodstuffs and unemployments of a considerable part of local population, meat of walruses is rescue for many. In 2011 the quota for indigenous population of Chukotka on extraction of these animals has made 500 individuals and local authorities combat for increase these are quotas in 2012 and the subsequent years. At the same time the livestock of walruses decreases, walruses are brought in the Red book, the data about their number isn't exact and has inconsistent character.
Trainees in spacesuits assisted by scuba divers train in a pool at the Russian Cosmonauts Training Center at the Star City outside Moscow, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. Underwater training simulating conditions of weightlessness is part of space crew training
Photo taken during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Moscow for not only to record the event, but also to make pictures that would be stylish.Fashion references to anything that is the current trend. Fashion is very changeable, it varies from season to season. Style is a more stable phenomenon. It can be described as an aesthetic system. Style is more delicate, deep and complicated than Fashion. It's rather easy to be in the fashion, but it's very hard to feel style.
Photos of models are seen during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Moscow, Russia, Oct. 22, 2011.