Executive Secretary, BSPA
MINSK, October 26, 2009 - Nikolay Shostak has been a member of the Belarusian Sports Press Association (BSPA) from the moment of its creation in 1991.
In the photographer’s archive are more than 20,000 pictures which illustrate 45 different sports, but on exhibition in the Museum of Olympic Glory he has only exhibited images from the last 10 years. The images by Nikolay Shostak are not only connected with Belarus but foreign arenas are also embodied. The exhibition will continue until the end of November.
“ I have visited many interesting tournaments in different countries,” Nikolay Shostak said “Among them the 2007 World Championship of Hockey in Moscow was special for me. Another of the perfect memories connected with my trips to matches with football players of "Dynamo" (Tbilisi) was in 1981,when they won the Cups of Cups. In my archives there are unique photos of stars of Belarusian football from the Soviet Union times including Alexander Prokopenko and Mihail Mustygin, as well as one of the best handball players in the world and Olympic champion Alexander Karshakevich. These pictures are dated by the times when athletes were not yet not so well known,” he added.
President of BSPA Piotr Rabukhin has awarded Shostak a special BSPA diploma. It is the second such exhibition of sports photos organised by the BSPA in the Museum of Olympic Glory. Before the Olympic Games in Beijing Sergey Neverkevich's photos were exhibited.
Piotr Rabukhin says the Museum of Olympic Glory holds the richest archive of images from sports newspaper photographer Dobroslav Terekhov. In this collection is the history of the Belarusian sport since 1952 and it is hoped that in the near future some of these images will be presented in a special exhibition which hopes to attract 30,000 visitors.