The owner of a collection of more than 500 pieces of retro video game hardware has reported the destruction of the entire museum, apparently during a Russian military operation.
A month has passed since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to invade border towns in Ukraine , thus starting a conflict that has had repercussions on an international scale . One of the most attacked localities has been Mariúpol , an important port city in which, in addition, there was a museum of consoles and classic computers in which hardware from the 50s to the early 2000s was exhibited . This private collection has been destroyed , supposedly during a special operation of the Russian army.
It has been Dmitry Cherepanov himself, owner of the collection , who has communicated the destruction of the museum on his Facebook page . There he has explained that he has not been able to save any piece, since the entire building has been destroyed, suffering the same fate as the house in which he lived. That means the disappearance of a collection that Cherepanov had taken 15 years to acquire, with more than 500 pieces of classic computer and video game hardware.
The person in charge of the collection opens a PayPal for donations
Dmitry Cherepanov assures that he is going to try to keep the official page of the museum alive , the only vestige that remains of that museum , as well as the online radio from which he broadcast retro-style songs, although he also makes it clear that it is not currently his priority because the Russian invasion has forced him to leave his home. Fans of his Facebook page have turned to him and are making donations through a PayPal account that Cherepanov has opened for the occasion.