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December 19, 2021 11:01 am

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Awards were given to 25 citizens.

The “Heroes of the Fatherland” competition was held in Moscow for the first time. This is part of the Moscow Hero City project. The awards were given to 25 citizens who were not afraid to risk their health and life to save another person. They were presented with honorary awards and statuettes of St. George the Victorious. The jury selected five winners in each of five nominations: “Hero-Rescuer”, “Hero-Ecologist”, “Household Hero”, “Hero-Donor”, “Hero of the Pandemic”. The awards were given to participants of different ages and professions: schoolchildren, students, volunteers, athletes, writers, designers. Among the stories of the winners are the rescue of a man who fell on the rails in the subway, aid to victims of floods, blood donation and others.

They immediately rushed to help

The winner in the nomination “Hero-Rescuer” Ivan Ivlev is a first-year student of the College of Architecture, Design and Reengineering No. 26. The young man, together with his friends Maxim Ryzhikov and Yegor Romanenko, saved an elderly man who suddenly became ill in the metro, which caused him to fall on the rails.

“We heard the signal of an approaching train, and we immediately rushed to help the fallen one. It is necessary to act, and not regret after that that he could have saved someone’s life, but did not do it, ”Ivan shares his memories.

The guys managed to quickly go down onto the rails and lift the man onto the platform. The victim turned out to be a veteran of the Afghan war.

Save Lives and Inspire Feats: Donor Heroes

Interior designer Vladislav Petrikov became the winner in the “Hero-Donor” nomination. The young man goes to donate blood several times a year. At the moment, he already has 23 donations.

“It all started with the fact that my friend was looking for a donor of a certain blood type for his friend, who needed an urgent transfusion. The girl has a second blood group of positive Rh factor, like me. I immediately rushed to the hospital, the girl was saved. Since then, I periodically donate blood, knowing that my act can save someone’s life, ”notes Vladislav.

Volunteer Roman Kulagin is also among the winners in this nomination. A young man donates blood needed to treat children with blood cancer. Now he has 33 donations on his account. And another winner – public figure Vladimir Berkhin – has already twice acted as a bone marrow donor.

Help flood victims

Volunteer Alexander Voznesensky became one of the winners in the “Household Hero” nomination. A young man helped rescuers after a flood in the city of Tulun, Irkutsk region in 2019. Thousands of families were affected by the natural disaster and were also left homeless. Alexander, along with other volunteers, helped to clear the rubble and restore destroyed houses and buildings. According to him, when you see the faces of people who have lost everything, you try to help them with everything you can.

It is necessary to talk about the exploits of ordinary people

Applications for participation in the competition were accepted from November 30 to December 6 in social networks. The participants sent both stories about their exploits and the stories of relatives, friends, neighbors. Then the jury members chose the best. Anyone from 14 to 35 years old could take part in the competition.

“There are many heroes around us to tell about. Heroes can be doctors who fight for people’s lives every day, and volunteers, or just a passer-by helping an elderly person to bring food or cross the road. The goal of our project is just to tell about such heroes of the capital, to show that they live next to us, ”emphasizes Dmitry Kurbanov, head of the“ City of Heroes Moscow ”project.

The Heroes of the Fatherland competition was organized by the Moscow Youth project office of the City Public Relations and Youth Policy Committee.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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