Reference : V-P-GE-E-00690
Date : 04/04/2011
Caption : Iriston, collective centre. An ICRC employee is visiting Vasiljevna, 82 years old, who is living there with two nephews.The renovation of this centre was financed by the ICRC.
Photographer : KOKIC, Marko
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : This centre used to be a former administration building of the Iriston Hotel in Tskhinvali. Vasiljevna used to be a school teacher for 40 years, she taught Russian and Ossetian. She moved there years ago, when her building was destroyed due to a fire. "I never thought my retirement would be like this. My health condition is such that I can't walk and need a cane, and I feel dizzy all the time. With my little pension I can't afford to hire someone to help me with some things I find difficult like washing myself". Vasiljevna is an Ossetian.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4200x2800
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour