It was Yuri Omelko, mourning thumb on the first floor houses the press, two roses, a portrait, naiskosok bandaged with black tape. With a portrait smiling Jura Omelko. The first reaction of those who knew him, a shock: this can not be! On Sunday, July 5, Jura has not.
After three weeks he had fulfilled the entire 63 years. But neither age nor the post of head of editorial and publishing center "Photojournalist", nor the many jewels and creative awards, among which the UNESCO Prize, has not made it a solid, sagacity lives of citizens. He has always been a great child - with a genuine interest in peace, with the ability to wonder, with a tendency to see only the good in people. He always smiled. And from that smile really all becomes warmer because it has always been sincere.
Yura was altogether sincere man, open and warm. In the editorial squabbles (and he worked at different times in different editions) has not intervened, politkoy iteresovalsya little. He managed to live, nobody is offended, not condemning anyone, maintaining good relations with all, but not making themselves. In journalistic circles it is very rare. Maybe that's why its all love.
And he loved people and his work. Do not consider how many shots he has published in the Moldovan media over the years of its existence photographer does not consider how much the exhibition organized as a chapter on "Photojournalist", how many took part himself, but produced a photo album. One of them - Presidential album Moldova at the turn of the century "- has become a calling card of our country. But his latest idea Jura never realized: he wanted to release the album, on the Moldavian monasteries.
Do not have time. Stroke. Although all life, it was thought that he had a weak heart: it is because of this Jury Omelko, with honors finished High School in flight Eisk not linked their fate with the aircraft. Doctors fought for his life to end, but they are not gods ... A smile in the world has become smaller. A single, but such is required to all of us smile ...
"Who will tell us the word" separation ", which we be parting? "Hi, Jur, how are you? - We were interested in running. - Well, so far! Meet ...
Farewell to the Jury Omelko will be held on Wednesday, July 8, in the lobby of the House of the press, at 11 o'clock in the morning.