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Valery Melnikov - our WPP laureate

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"Paradise Lost" by Valery Melnikov
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"Paradise Lost" by Valery Melnikov

In this photo from the series "Paradise Lost" by Rossiya Segodnya staff photographer Valery Melnikov, which has received the first prise in the category General news of the World Press Photo award, an excavated grave is pictured in a cemetery in Lachin, the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Some residents exhumed the remains of relatives and took them to rebury in Armenia, when they left their homes in Nagorno-Karabakh following the November peace agreement.

"Paradise Lost" by Valery Melnikov
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"Paradise Lost" by Valery Melnikov

In this photo from the series "Paradise Lost" by Rossiya Segodnya staff photographer Valery Melnikov, which has received the first prise in the category General news of the World Press Photo award, Areg sits outside a burning house in the village of Karegakh, the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Some village residents burned their houses before leaving areas that were to return to Azerbaijani control following the November peace agreement.

"Paradise Lost" by Valery Melnikov
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"Paradise Lost" by Valery Melnikov

In this photo from the series "Paradise Lost" by Rossiya Segodnya staff photographer Valery Melnikov, which has received the first prise in the category General news of the World Press Photo award, a burning house is pictured in the Kelbajar region, the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. According to the peace agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Kelbajar region came under the control of the Azerbaijani authorities. Some residents set fire to their homes before leaving for Armenia.

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