On November 30, 2018, held the awarding of the winners essayists “Donbass and Peace", organized by the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation. I thank the Foundation for the organization and the opportunity to become part of this important project for society. Also, special thanks to the publishing house "Summit Book" and personally Ivan Stepurin for the invitation to the team of the jury. It was not easy to evaluate the work of young essayists. For me, as a member of the jury, each story is a revelation, feelings, pains and suffering expressed on paper. Grateful to all the participants for their voices, the power of words and the courage, the courage to open their hearts to others.