ACTIVITIES OF THE RED CROSS AND THE RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES IN HOSPITALS OF THE SOUTH URALS (1941-1945 YEARS)
Candidate of Historical Sciences,
Associate Professor of the
Department of History of Orenburg State University
The article reveals the main lines of work of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies in hospitals in the South Urals during the Great Patriotic War. The author shows how South Ural branches trained the societies of middle and junior medical personnel – nurses and Voluntary Aid Detachment members, propagandized and implemented the donor movement, trained the population in first aid techniques. Particular attention is paid to the patronage assistance of the hospitals in the South Urals.
Keywords: the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies, hospitals, patronage, donorship, healthcare personnel.