On 7 February, a photographic exhibition by Vasily Peskov, a well-known Voronezh-born journalist, writer, public figure, and the honorary member of the Russian Geographical Society, opened in the entertaining centre Maksimir. The event was dedicated to his 90th anniversary. Among the organisers of the exhibition were staff members of Voronezh State University, entertaining centre Maksimir, Vasily Peskov museum, the regional office of the Russian Geographical Society, and youth club of the Russian Geographical Society.
The exhibition presented black and white photos taken by Vasily Peskov at various time periods and published in “Komsomolskaya Pravda”. The photos were printed from negatives provided to the Vasily Peskov Museum by the journalist's grandson Dmitry Peskov.
Vasily Peskov is the founder of the genre of environmental and space journalism. His personal section “A window on wildlife” was published in “Komsomolskaya Pravda” for 40 years. This fact was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. Between 1975 and 1990, the journalist was the host of the programme “In the World of Animals”. Also, Vasily Peskov was a well-known traveller and honorary member of the Russian Geographical Society. He visited every continent except South America and was also at both poles.
Vasily Peskov was an honorary citizen of Voronezh, laureate of the Lenin Prize (1964), Russian Federation Government Prize (2013), and the holder of the Golden Pen of Russia and Legend of Russian journalism award.