Reference : V-P-RU-E-00618
Date : 11/04/2011
Caption : Grozny. Eugenia, 83 years old, is a beneficiary of the the Russian Red Cross home nursing program. Here she is using cards to tell fortunes with her nurse.
Photographer : KOKIC, Marko
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Eugenia, an ethnic Russian and beneficiary of the Russian Red Cross Home Visiting Nurse Program. Eugenia was born in Chechnya but lived in Norilsk, Siberia, for 22 years, where she worked at a railway factory. Her husband was killed when they returned to Grozny before the conflict. She spent the conflict years in Grozny. Her house was destroyed during hostilities. Several times, she was attacked for being Russian and her neighbours had to hide her in their basement to spare her from being killed. During the conflict, she began collecting and making dolls from pieces of dolls that she found. She painted their faces and made clothes for them and she keeps calling them her children. She has 58 dolls. The Russian Red Cross Society nurse, Alma Saralyapova, is mostly there to keep her from feeling lonely.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4200x2800
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour