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600,000 kilometres for Chernobyl

Viktor Pyntikov, 55, has driven every inch of Mogilev: 600,000 kilometres over 18 years. As driver of the Belarus mobile medical vehicle, his team visits more than 20,000 people every year – in remote villages, farms, fields, companies and schools. The people he remembers most are the ones that are no longer there.

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Shopping and a life-saving screening at Central Department Store

Surrounded by racks of clothing and holding her friend’s hand, Svetlana Moskvina, 45, is crying. “I’m crying tears of joy,” she said, sitting in the middle of the stock room where she inventories clothes sold in Central Department Store in Mogilev City, Belarus. “I’m so happy to be alive.”

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In a dying village, hope in Ludmila’s home

For some people, being screened by the doctors from the Belarus Red Cross mobile medical team is the first medical intervention they have had in years. Only 100 people live here now in Bruski, a small village in Mogilev, one of the regions closest to the site of the Chernobyl disaster which occurred 30 years ago.

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