'The Hippocrates' Warriors' exhibition in Shakhty, Rostov Region, March 2021. Photo by Vyacheslav Prudnikov for the Caucasian Knot

21 March 2021, 11:16

Portrait exhibition of doctors who perished from COVID-19 touches visitors

The Museum of Local Lore in the city of Shakhty, Rostov Region, is hosting an exhibition of the painter, Elena Sukhorukova, entitled "The Hippocrates' Warriors". Her 103 portraits depict doctors who died after being infected with coronavirus across Russia. Visitors to the exhibition have called these doctors heroes; some could not hold back their tears.

The exhibition is exposed in the museum's lobby. It comprises 103 portraits of doctors from different Russian regions, including the Rostov and Volgograd Regions, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, Dagestan, Chechnya, North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia and Kalmykia. There are especially many doctors from Dagestan, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

One of the visitors, who introduced herself as Olesya, believes that it is necessary to hold such exhibitions. "The country should know its heroes in person; we are in difficult times now. I am proud of and respectful of these people, and indeed of all doctors – they are, as they say, on the frontline; they were first to take the blow," she told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

Darya, a local resident, came to see an exposition about the history of the Don region. "I didn't know about the exhibition of perished doctors, but when I entered, I stayed in this hall. I am shocked, what a clever painter she was; I have tears in my eyes. Look, here are doctors from all over the country – these people should forever remain in our memory as heroes," the girl told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on March 20, 2021 at 05:22 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Vyacheslav Prudnikov; Source: CK correspondent

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