Sister of Mercy of the Belarusian Red Cross Society was decorated with Florence Nightingale medal

Liudmila Lelikova, Sister of Mercy of the Mogilev regional organization of the Belarusian Red Cross Society was decorated with Florence Nightingale medal. 

Decorating of the sister of mercy from Belarus with Florence Nightingale medal is a remarkable event, believes Victor Kolbanov, the Secretary General of the Belarusian Red Cross Society. Six nurses from Belarus had been decorated with such medal for their feats during World War II: Hero of the Soviet Union Zinaida Tusnolobova-Marchenko, Sophia Golukhova, Evgenia Shevchenko, Ekaterina Sirenko, Sophia Kuntsevich, Maria Garachuk. In times of peace, such decoration is an indication of international recognition of nurses’ great services.
 
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21 May 2011