Thursday, March 30

Russian troops destroy a historic computer museum in Ukraine | Digital Trends Spanish

One of the most important private computer museums in Ukraine, the 8-bit Club, was destroyed by the siege of Russian troops in the city of Mariupol. The information was shared by Dmitry Cherepanov, owner of the venue, through a post on Facebook.

“That’s it, the Mariupol computer science museum no longer exists,” he said on March 21. “All that’s left of the collection I’ve been amassing for 15 years are just snippets of memorabilia on the museum’s FB page, website and radio station.”

It has been reported that the Mariupol Computer Museum in Ukraine, a privately owned collection of over 500 items of retro computing, consoles and technology from the 1950s to the early 2000s, a collection nearly 20 years in the making, has been destroyed by a bomb .

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The museum included 500 pieces that were part of the history of computing, with items dating back to the 1950s. In fact, the enclosure included one of the best collections of computers belonging to the Soviet era.

Cherepanov himself spent nearly 10 years collecting and restoring much of the equipment on display in the building. He says the loss of the museum is a major blow, especially since it documented part of a history shared by the people of Russia and Ukraine.

Although nothing happened to the owner of the museum, like many other residents of Mariupol, he lost his home. This has caused a real drama in the Ukrainian territory, since it is estimated that about 10 million people have been displaced due to the conflict.

If these figures are verified, what is happening in Ukraine today could become the fastest growing refugee crisis since the Second World War.

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