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A Russian train on a unique mission!

May 30, 2014 08:36 IST

Image: An Orthodox priest rings the bells on the church carriage of the Doctor Voino-Yasenecky Saint Luka train.
Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

The Doctor Voino-Yasenetsky Saint Luka train serves as a free consultative and diagnostic medical centre.

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A Russian train on a unique mission!

Image: A doctor assists a patient inside the Doctor Voino-Yasenetsky Saint Luka train.
Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

Five such trains carry medics and medical equipment yearly from the main regional city of Krasnoyarsk to distant settlements of Krasnoyarsk and Khakassia Regions where hospitals and clinics are scarce. 

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A Russian train on a unique mission!


Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

The train transports well-qualified medical personnel and equipment to assist about 200 patients a day and has been travelling annually from the main regional centre Krasnoyarsk to distant settlements of Krasnoyarsk and Khakassia Regions.

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A Russian train on a unique mission!


Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

A conductor talks to local residents from the Doctor Voino-Yasenetsky Saint Luka train.

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Tags: Luka , Russian

A Russian train on a unique mission!


Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

The train also has a carriage that operates as a mobile Orthodox church. 

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A Russian train on a unique mission!


Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

The Doctor Voino-Yasenetsky Saint Luka train moves along a bridge across the Mana River in the Taiga district near the Ust-Mana village outside Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.

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A Russian train on a unique mission!


Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

Patients stand in the registry line aboard the Doctor Voino-Yasenecky Saint Luka train, which serves as a free consultative and diagnostic medical centre, at a railway station of the town of Zaozyorny.

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A Russian train on a unique mission!


Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

People wait aboard the Doctor Voino-Yasenecky Saint Luka train to get a free check-up done.

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A Russian train on a unique mission!


Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

A medic measures a patient's blood pressure aboard the Doctor Voino-Yasenecky Saint Luka train.

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A Russian train on a unique mission!


Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

People walk alongside the Doctor Voino-Yasenecky Saint Luka train, which serves as a free consultative and diagnostic medical centre.

Source: REUTERS
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