The Alley of Heroes was planted in the NMIC of Radiology on the Day of the Great Victory
On Sunday, May 7, on the eve of the great holiday of our country and the whole world – Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War, the Alley of Heroes was laid in the NMIC of Radiology of the Ministry of Health of Russia. The feat of doctors in wartime cannot be overestimated. In 1941-1945, more than 22 million people passed through hospitals. Of these, 17 million were returned to service by doctors. Throughout the war, Soviet medical scientists, especially military field surgeons, were at the forefront of the struggle for the life and health of front-line soldiers and home front workers. The main names of WWII participants are inscribed in the history of NMIC radiology.
The laying of the Alley of Heroes has become a symbol of the memory of the exploits of our 53 veterans who passed a glorious military path in the name of freedom and the victory of our country over nazi Germany.
The idea of creating the Alley of Heroes is based on planting 35 trees that appeared on the territory of the Center. The event was held with the participation of the Chief Oncologist of the Ministry of Health of Russia, General Director of the NMIC of Radiology of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Andrey Kaprin, Chief Oncologist of the Central Federal District, Director of the MRSC named after A.F. Tsyba, Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergey Ivanov and employees of the NMIC of Radiology of the Ministry of Health of Russia. The guest of honor of the event was the Hero of Labor, Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation, columnist of the editorial office of Rossiyskaya Gazeta Irina Grigoryevna Krasnopolskaya.
She shared her memories of Victory Day, telling the participants about the emotions she experienced as a young girl.
- What do you think we were doing at home that day? We removed the curtains from the windows and held crosses. My older sister turned 21 when, after the fourth year of medical school, she was called to the front. After the war, at the age of 26, she was immediately appointed head of the Kanavinsky District Health Center of Nizhny Novgorod, – Irina Grigoryevna said.
In turn, Andrey Dmitrievich Kaprin recalled the exploits of his father, Hero of the Soviet Union Dmitry Vasilyevich Kaprin, who went to the front at the age of 21. On the fronts of the Great Patriotic War, he took part in the battles on the Stalingrad, Southern, 4th Ukrainian, 1st Baltic, 3rd Belorussian fronts. He participated in the Battle of Stalingrad, the Battle of the Dnieper, the liberation of the Ukrainian and Lithuanian SSR, the battles in East Prussia.
By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR dated April 19, 1945, Guard Captain Dmitry Kaprin was awarded the high title of Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal. In total, during his participation in the war, Kaprin made 130 sorties. After graduation, he continued to serve in the Soviet Army.
- All my life my father remained a wonderful friend, always remembered his front-line comrades. It was an extraordinary friendship, steely, hardened by war. This is an example for all of us of incredible courage and will to win, – said Andrey Dmitrievich.
With special trepidation, the staff of the Center recalled the exploits of those 53 veterans who went to the front very young, went through the whole war and continued to work in peacetime. The names of these heroes are forever inscribed in the history of the Center, and new trees will grow, grow stronger and keep the memory of those who gave us life. This is the history of our Center, our city and country. This is our story.
A film about veterans of NMIC Radiology – https://youtu.be/q-2a0ZXt6aE
Press Service of the NMIC of Radiology of the Ministry of Health of Russia