According to the Degaraudona.lt website, the Russian political refugee community in Lithuania is growing. The Nanook ‘While The Red Is On’ Project presents the stories of some of them, simple people, who love their country, but being in disfavor under the Kremlin regime, have been forced to leave Russia and settle in Lithuania. The photos narrate the story of political dissidents, human rights and environmental advocates, independent journalists, representatives of the LGBT community or other communities that were subjected to persecution and repression under the regime for political and ideological reasons.
Nanook is a multimedia production studio focusing on storytelling and exploring social, environmental, cultural and other issues. The organization includes journalists, web developers, graphic designers, musicians and sound directors who work together to relate stories in a most appealing way. Their works have been published by ‘National Geographic’, ‘The New York Times’, ‘The Guardian’, ‘Der Spiegel’, etc.
The event is organized with the support of the Embassy of Lithuania in Chisinau and will start at 2.00 p.m.