Borodulin Andrey Borodulin

I am Russian, Moscow-based photo and video journalist, freelancer Andrey Borodulin.
I have journalistic experience in Russia, Ukraine, Balkans (Serbia, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo), in France, Greece, Cyprus, Georgia, Armenia, Nagorny Karabakh, Syria and the United States. My speciality is in breaking news and current events of social and political nature as in demonstrations, conflicts, war and everyday problematic life which occurs in unpopular regions of distress . Often I take photos and video on the these events.

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Fighting Intensifies in Slavyansk as ...
Slavyansk, Ukraine
By Andrey Borodulin
30 May 2014

The Ukrainian Army has been intensifying its military crackdown on pro-Russian rebels in Slavyansk, Ukraine. 14 Ukrainian Army soldiers were killed, including an army general, when rebels shot down a Ukrainian Army helicopter over the city. As the situation has deteriorated, civilians have been caught in the crossfire and a local psychiatric hospital has been shelled.
Also killed were Italian journalist Andrea Rocchelli and his interpreter Andrey Mironov who died when they were hit by mortar fire in Slavyansk.

These photos illustrate the chaos of Slavyansk between May 24-29, 2014. Included in the photos is 65-year-old local woman Olga Prokhorenko, who was killed by shrapnel from a mortar shell. Images also show damage done to civilian infrastructure, including the home of a local Meskhetian Turk, and smoke rising from the area of the downed Ukrainian military helicopter.

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War in Ukraine: Slavyansk 23-29/05
Slavyansk
By Andrey Borodulin
23 May 2014

The view from the blockade.

Despite the clashes which took place in the capital of the region - Donetsk, Slavyansk still remains the most stressful point at war in Ukraine. There has been the blockade of the town since May 2, where there are headquarters and the main armed forces of rebels. The town has been surrounded by the checkpoints of the Ukrainian army for a month.

The rebels of "Donetsk Republic", some of which are clearly pro-Russian configured, having a few units of armored vehicles shoot the Ukrainian positions in all the directions. Most often they start shooting the positions of the Ukrainian army from the outskirts of the town at night, they don't risking to go out to the open spaces. In response they are fired by mortar shells. These army shells often fall on the living houses, wounding civilians. More than three dozens of private houses, two five-storey buildings, hospitals and the school are damaged.

There are consequences of psychiatric hospital fired in the photos (photos 009-012), where there was the position of the militia also, except the patients and the hospital staff. The patients got down to the basement during night shelling.

Many people are missed, the parties often take prisoners during the conflict. Two journalists: Italian Andrea Rocchelli and Russian Andrey Mironov were killed at the former checkpoint "Andreevka" by mortar shell exploded on the front line.
The reporters, as well as the civilians are often in danger even in residential areas far from the trenches and roadblocks. The pictures show the moment of firing Artem District, where two journalists were killed by shrapnel and two local citizens. The famous photojournalist Alexander Zemlyanichenko made sure himself that 65-year-old woman instantly died by taking her pulse. This moment is visible on the photo (photo 006). Another man was killed near his house when he went to do shopping (photo 007).
More than two hundred children have already been evacuated from the town by buses to the Crimea, some part of the local citizens left Slavyansk by their own transport. But at least half of the inhabitants are still staying in the town. Most of them say, "We have nowhere to go".

More shelters in the town are opened by inhabitants and rebels. Most residents don't participate in the confrontation, but regularly meet at the meetings, where they discuss problems of the town life. And they often say a word to support the idea of separation the region from the Ukraine (photo 008).

Andrey Krasnoschekov.

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Pro-Russian Separatists in Slovyansk
Slovyansk, Ukraine
By Andrey Borodulin
25 Apr 2014

Pro-Russian armed militians occupy official buildings in Slovyansk in East Ukraine. On thursday, 24th of April, five pro-Russian separatists were killed by Ukrainian troops, according to the Kiev government. Separatists say only two were killed. Few marks of fightings were visible on thursday night. The situation remains confused.

It's the first time Kiev's troops have used lethal force to take back territories from pro-Russian militias who have seized swathes of eastern Ukraine since April 6. Separatists proclaimed an independent "People's Republic of Donetsk" and have since occupied some official buildings in Slovyansk.

Russia has massed thousands of troops along the border.

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Slavyansk 25-29/05 029
By Andrey Borodulin
19 May 2014

On 19 may the family of two persons were having breakfast on the open terrace when the missile flew into the yard (supposedly, high-explosive/fragmentation, 122mm). It broke the brunches of the tree, rummaged in the soil and stopped in the strawberry plants non-explouded. It took place in the southern suburbs of Slavyansk, in Karpinsky street.

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Slavyansk 25-29/05 023
Slavyansk, Ukraine
By Andrey Borodulin
25 May 2014

Passports and documents belonging to Italian journalist Andrea Rocchelli and his interpreter Andrey Mironov who were killed while covering fighting in eastern Ukraine between government forces and pro-Russian militia on May 24, 2014. The two men died when they were hit by mortar fire as they took shelter in a roadside ditch in Slavyansk.

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Slavyansk 25-29/05 024
Slavyansk, Ukraine
By Andrey Borodulin
25 May 2014

The personal belongings of Italian journalist Andrea Rocchelli and Russian interpreter Andrey Mironov who were killed on May 24, 2014 while covering fighting between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian militia in Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine. The two men died when they were hit by a mortar while taking shelter in a roadside ditch.

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Slavyansk 25-29/05 022
Slavyansk, Ukraine
By Andrey Borodulin
25 May 2014

The car in which Italian journalist Andrea Rocchelli, 30 and his Russian interpreter Andrey Mironov were riding before they were killed in eastern Ukraine while covering fighting between government forces and pro-Russia insurgents on May 24, 2014. The two men died when they were hit by mortar fire as they were taking shelter in a roadside ditch in Slavyansk according to French photographer William Roguelon who was travelling with them. Roquelon was wounded in the attack.

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Slavyansk 25-29/05 010
Salvyansk, Ukraine
By Andrey Borodulin
25 May 2014

Armed pro-Russian militia on the grounds of a psychiatric hospital near checkpoint 'Semenovka' on the outskirts of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine on May 25, 2014.

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Slavyansk 25-29/05 009
Slavyansk, Ukraine
By Andrey Borodulin
26 May 2014

Pro-Russian militia members examine a fragment of an artillery shell that fell near their position on the grounds a psychiatric hospital near checkpoint 'Semenovka' on the outskirts of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine on May 25, 2014.
Rebels and hospital officials say the fire came during the night from Ukrainian Army positions. Patients were evacuated to the basement of the hospital.

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Slavyansk 25-29/05 006
Slavyansk, Ukraine
By Andrey Borodulin
27 May 2014

Photographer Alexander Zemlianichenko of Associated Press checks the pulse of a 64 year old woman, Olga Prokhorenko, who was killed by shrapnel from an exploding mortar shell near Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine 10 minutes before this photograph was taken on May 26, 2014.

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Slavyansk 25-29/05 014
By Andrey Borodulin
29 May 2014

Smoke rising from the wreckage of a Ukrainian Army MI-8 helicopter shot down by pro-Russian militia on the northeastern outskirts of Slavyansk on May 29, 2014. Fourteen soldiers, including a general, were killed.

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Slavyansk 25-29/05 001
Slavyansk, Ukraine
By Andrey Borodulin
29 May 2014

Yasinov Sanwar, of the minority Meskhetian Turks community, stands in front of his house on the outskirts of Slavyansk that was hit by an artillery shell on the morning of May 29, 2014. His neighbors say the shell was fired from a Ukrainian Army position on nearby Karachun Mountain.

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Slavyansk 25-29/05 011
Slavyansk, Ukraine
By Andrey Borodulin
25 May 2014

An armed pro-Russian militia member on the grounds of a psychiatric hospital, a scene of fighting on the outskirts of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine on May 25, 2014.

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Slavyansk 25-29/05 002
Slavyansk, Ukraine
By Andrey Borodulin
29 May 2014

The heavily damaged home of Yasinov Sanwar of the minority Meskhetian Turks community on the outskirts of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine. Neighbors say the house was hit by an artillery shell fired from a Ukrainian Army position on nearby Karachun Mountain on May 29, 2014.

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Slavyansk 25-29/05 005
Slavyansk, Ukraine
By Andrey Borodulin
26 May 2014

Fragments of the mortar shell that killed 65 year old Olga Prokhorenko near Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine on May 26, 2014.

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Slavyansk 25-29/05 004
Slavyansk, Ukraine
By Andrey Borodulin
29 May 2014

Yasinov Sanwar of the minority Meskhetian Turks community inspects his heavily damaged house on the southeastern outskirts of Slavyansk after it was hit by an artillery shell on May 29, 2014. Neighbors say the shell was fired from a Ukrainian Army position on nearby Karachun Mountain.

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Slavyansk 25-29/05 012
Slavyansk, Ukraine
By Andrey Borodulin
26 May 2014

Armed pro-Russian militia members stand in the damaged dining room of a psychiatric hospital they occupy on the outskirts of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine on May 25, 2014. The rebels and hospital officials say the building was hit by an artillery shell fired from a Ukrainian Army position about 3 kilometers away. During the shelling patients were evacuated to the basement of the hospital.

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Slavyansk 25-29/05 003
Slavyansk, Ukraine
By Andrey Borodulin
29 May 2014

Looking out from inside the damaged home of Yasinov Sanwar of the minority Meskhetian Turks community. Neighbors say the house in the outskirts of Slavyansk was hit by artillery fire from a Ukrainian Army position on Karachun Mountain on May 29, 2014.

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Slavyansk 25-29/05 007
Slavyansk, Ukraine
By Andrey Borodulin
26 May 2014

The body of a young man killed by shrapnel from an exploding mortar shell lies next to the doorway of his home in Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine on May 26, 2014.

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Slavyansk 25-29/05 008
Slavyansk, Ukraine
By Andrey Borodulin
26 May 2014

Residents of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine gather at a statue Vladimir Lenin to discuss the situation in the area with members of the city council on May 26, 2014. Slavyansk is the scene of fighting between pro-Russian militia and the Ukrainian Army. The main theme of the gathering was where to take shelter from artillery fire.

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Slavyansk 25-29/05 013
By Andrey Borodulin
24 May 2014

Smoke rises from a fire started by fighting between pro-Russian militia and the Ukrainian Army in the Slavkurort district of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine on May 24, 2014.

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Armed Rebels of Donetsk Republic 03
By Andrey Borodulin
09 May 2014

A pro-Russian militia man with a sniper rifle at a checkpoint near the northern border of Slavyansk.

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Armed Rebels of Donetsk Republic 02
By Andrey Borodulin
09 May 2014

A militiaman of "Donetsk Republic" with a Russian anti-tank missile system 9K115-2 Metis-M at a checkpoint near the northern border of Slavyansk.

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Armed Rebels of Donetsk Republic 04
By Andrey Borodulin
14 May 2014

Pro-Russian militia men patrolling Slaviansk in an armored vehicule.

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Armed Rebels of Donetsk Republic 07
By Andrey Borodulin
09 May 2014

A militia man of the "Donetsk Republic" with a Russian anti-tank missile system 9K115-2 Metis-M at a checkpoint near the northern border of Slavyansk.

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Armed Rebels of Donetsk Republic 06
By Andrey Borodulin
09 May 2014

A pro-Russian militia man with a sniper rifle at a checkpoint near the northern border of Slavyansk.

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Armed Rebels of Donetsk Republic 05
By Andrey Borodulin
01 May 2014

An armored vehicle of the pro-Russian rebels of the "Donetsk Republic", at a checkpoint near Slavyansk.

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Armed Rebels of Donetsk Republic 08
By Andrey Borodulin
09 May 2014

A militia man of the "Donetsk Republic" with a riffle at a checkpoint near the northern border of Slavyansk.

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Armed Rebels of Donetsk Republic 10
By Andrey Borodulin
09 May 2014

Pro-Russian rebels are building a check point in the northern outskirts of Slavyansk.

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Armed Rebels of Donetsk Republic 09
By Andrey Borodulin
05 May 2014

Pro-Russian militia men with a grenade launcher and Kalashnikovs, north of Slavyansk.

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Armed Rebels of Donetsk Republic 11
By Andrey Borodulin
09 May 2014

Pro-Russian rebels are building a check point in the northern outskirts of Slavyansk.

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Armed Rebels of Donetsk Republic 12
By Andrey Borodulin
14 May 2014

The armored vehicule of pro-Russia rebels of the "Donetsk Republic" going to center of Slavyansk.

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Armed Rebels of Donetsk Republic 13
By Andrey Borodulin
05 May 2014

Сars of rebels of "Donetsk Republic", north of Slavyansk.

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Armed Rebels of Donetsk Republic 14
By Andrey Borodulin
01 May 2014

A young man on the central square of Slavyansk, near the Lenin monument and the city hall, currently occupied by pro-Russian rebels.

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Armed Rebels of Donetsk Republic 15
By Andrey Borodulin
09 May 2014

A militia man of the "Donetsk Republic" with a Russian anti-tank missile system 9K115-2 Metis-M at a checkpoint near the northern border of Slavyansk.

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Armed Rebels of Donetsk Republic 18
By Andrey Borodulin
14 May 2014

The armored vehicule of pro-Russia rebels of the "Donetsk Republic" going to center of Slavyansk.

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Armed Rebels of Donetsk Republic 17
By Andrey Borodulin
09 May 2014

A pro-Russian militia man with a sniper rifle at a checkpoint near the northern border of Slavyansk.

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Armed Rebels of Donetsk Republic 16
By Andrey Borodulin
27 Apr 2014

Vyacheslav Ponomarev, mayor of Slavyansk, is one of the pro-Russian rebel leaders. He is posing with a rifle.