Chernobyl's aftermath and the Chechen War in the World Press Photo Contest

"His One Hundred and First Birthday". Picture of the legendary choreographer Igor Moiseyev at home with his wife Irina. Third place in the Everyday Life category, 2007.//Vladimir Vyatkin

"His One Hundred and First Birthday". Picture of the legendary choreographer Igor Moiseyev at home with his wife Irina. Third place in the Everyday Life category, 2007.//Vladimir Vyatkin

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For over 55 years, the World Press Photo contest has encouraged the highest standards in photojournalism. During this time, the Soviet Union and, subsequently, Russia, produced 89 award-winning photographers. They received a total of 133 prizes, 45 of which were Golden Eye awards or first-place gold medals. See Russia’s masterpieces of international photojournalism from various contest categories.

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