By Andrey Sidorin, IFRC

Visitors to a ‘Night at the Museum’ event at Sechenov University have brushed up on life-saving skills as well as medical history with the Russian Red Cross in the country’s capital. More than 150 people took part in the first aid masterclasses held against the backdrop of the university’s Museum of Medical History.

Museum Director, Marina Chernichenko, said: “The event was an experiment for us as we haven’t done anything like this before. Looking at the number of enthusiastic participants, we could say this experiment was a successful one.”

“We take part in the ‘Night at the Museum’ initiative every year and we are glad that volunteers and staff of the Russian Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Russia were able to join us this time.”

More than 200 museums in Moscow offered free night visits as part of the ‘Night at the Museum’ event on 20 May. Ecology was the main theme this year and the Museum of Medical History focused on the impact of the environment on health.