ISSN 2409-5834

Foreign medical personnel and formations in the Russian army during World War I

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Igor V. Karpenko1 , Maria S. Sergeeva1 , Viktor G. Belych1


Using materials from the archives of the Russian Red Cross Society (RRCS) and the official Vedomosti Krasnogo Kresta (Red Cross Gazette) periodical for 1914–1917, it is shown that international charity activity provided important assistance in the work of the RRCS in providing medical assistance to the wounded and sick Russian soldiers. The support received by the RRCS from the international community was not limited to monetary donations and the supply of medicines and medical equipment: the provision of medical personnel was no less important

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