An exhibition of photographs of Russia’s war in Ukraine opens on the platform of Vilnius railway station, where transit trains run from Moscow to Kaliningrad Region and back stop. The aim is to focus the attention of Russian citizens on the Russian government’s war against Ukraine and to encourage them not to remain indifferent, according to a press release from the Lithuanian railway Lietuvos Geležinkeliai (LTG) press office.
Lithuanian railway company Lietuvos Geležinkeliai (LTG) and the Lithuanian Press Photographers Club selected 24 photographs reflecting the reality of war. The photos are displayed at a height where they can be seen by passengers on a transit train travelling from Moscow to Kaliningrad Region and back.
This exhibition aims to spread the word about the war waged by the Russian government. We have selected images that emotionally convey the grim reality faced by the people of Ukraine. We want to spread the message widely that there is no escape from reality in a free country with this exhibition. We would like to thank both the film director Evaldas Kubilius for the idea of this exhibition and our colleagues Maxim Dondyuk and Evgeniy Maloletka, who sent us photos from the hottest spots in Kyiv and Mariupol,” – says Jonas Staselis, President of the Lithuanian Press Photographers Club.
“We see the great sense in using the LTG’s space to host an exhibition reflecting the Russian government’s war against Ukraine. We would like to thank our partners, the press photographers, who willingly and gratuitously contributed to this initiative. Today Ukraine is fighting for its freedom at a heavy price and needs the support of all of us. This exhibition is a symbolic part of such support”, – says Egidijus Lazauskas, the CEO of LTG.
Transit trains run daily from Moscow to Kaliningrad Region and back. In addition, there are also transit trains from Adler and St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad Region and back.
The trains are to slow down whenever passing the Vilnius railway station so that passengers can see the photo exhibition. On average, 100 transit trains per month pass to and from Kaliningrad taken together.