Congratulations to Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Andrey Kaprin on the Great Victory Day!
Dear friends, comrades, colleagues and, of course, our dear veterans – Defenders of the Fatherland! I cordially congratulate you on the Great Victory Day!
The Great Patriotic War ended 75 years ago. A war that has not spared a single family… a war that has claimed the lives of more than 26 million of our compatriots… A war that brought incalculable hardships, suffering, grief, sacrifice and loss.
Many of our great teachers, our senior colleagues, employees of the Hertsen Moscow Cancer Research Institute, were called up for war from the first day of the outbreak of hostilities, and many went to the front as volunteers.
They were in the heat of the war, digging trenches, fighting on all fronts of the Soviet Army, carrying the wounded from the field of pain, operating day and night under the roar of bullets and shells, saving soldiers and commanders to return them to service.
Our institute has its own immortal regiment! Here are just some of their names! Georgy Avdeev, Agnes Bazhenova, Vera Gorodilova, Yuri Gritsman, Kira Daniel-Beck, Ekaterina Kiseleva. It was she who reached Berlin with the 2nd Belorussian Front, and signed on the walls of the Reichstag!
A military hospital was deployed at the Institute itself.
For exemplary work on the treatment of wounded soldiers,
for military merits, for selfless work in caring for seriously wounded soldiers, for the valor shown, helping to carry the wounded from the battlefield, for impeccable surgical activity in combat conditions – all our senior comrades were awarded orders and medals, high state awards!
Bright memory to them!
We – your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will always be proud of you! You have shown us how to love and protect our homeland!
Thanks to the strength of spirit, courage, indomitable Will and Faith, our fathers and grandfathers dealt a crushing blow to the enemy, gaining the long-awaited Victory!
Today, the whole world and our country are once again on the verge of a new war, a war with an invisible, inaudible and cunning enemy.
Following your heroic example of courage and perseverance, patience and dedication, there can be no doubt that we will win this battle again, we will definitely defeat this enemy! We will not shame you, our great teachers, and Victory will surely be ours!
You are our most valuable and most precious heritage! Today, warm and sincere words of gratitude, good wishes sound in your honor, fireworks and orchestras are thundering!
Your names will forever remain in history – the history of the Great Victory and our great country! I bow low to you for your priceless feat in the name of peace and freedom of the Motherland!
Happy holiday to you, our dear veterans, dear colleagues and colleagues! Happy Great Victory Day!
Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Andrey Kaprin
Press Service of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “NMIC of Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of Russia