DPR Education and Science Minister Larisa Polyakova and her deputy Irina Simonova were present, as well as other representatives of DPR authorities, teachers, students and their parents.
"This book includes best works, picked up in the Republican project. We did not limit children in their works. Some of the stories are written in form of school compositions, there are also poems and songs. The book is very bright, emotional and vivid," Polyakova said.
The presentation itself was a stage show created by young artists of Donetsk studio O. It tells a story of a boy and a girl living in 2027 and discovering a book of memories. The kids cannot even imagine how a monstrous war might have raged in the midst of the 21st century, but they find answers in the book written by children of 2016-2017.
"I remember a round hitting our school and killing our teacher of the Russian language. I remember another round destroying our house and how we had to leave. I wrote about it," said a pupil of Donetsk school No. 56 Alina Kapran.
The 250-pages book is also illustrated with photos and drawings, it is a limited edition print to be distributed to all educational institutions in DPR. The first copy presented today will be handed to Donetsk Republican universal Scientific Library.
The project "War as Seen through the Eyes of Children" was launched in the autumn 2016, suggested by Yasinovataya schoolchildren. It was supported by DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko and the DPR Education and Science Ministry. The stories were collected through schools for half a year. *ot