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00:42 GMT +3 hours19 December 2014
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Selected works by RIA Novosti photographers for World Press Photo Awards

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© RIA Novosti. Igor Utkin
Igor Utkin unexpectedly won his first World Press Photo award while still a darkroom assistant at the Novosti Press Agency (APN) in 1968. His “Volleyball” triptych won first place in the “Sports” category in 1968. Photo: Photographer Igor Utkin’s work from the “Volleyball” series. The APN-68 photo exhibition. Exhibition collection.

The exhibition, Selected Works by RIA Novosti Photographers in the History of World Press Photo, opens at the former Krasny Oktyabr (Red October) Confectionery Plant’s Chocolate Department on Friday. RIA Novosti photographers have won the World Press Photo Awards more than 20 times. They are considered the world’s most important photojournalism awards.