Russian military medicine in international and national humanitarian operations

Russian military medicine in international and national humanitarian operations
// Pathways to Peace and Security. 2018. no 1(54) Special Issue: Humanitarian Challenges, Humanitarian Support and Human Protection in Armed Conflicts. Edited by Ekaterina Stepanova, . P. 197-206


DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2018-1-197-206

Kholikov, Ivan
The Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation
34 B. Cheremushkinskaya street, Moscow, 117218, Russia 



Abstract

The article provides a review of the participation of Russian military medics in various humanitarian operations from the second half of XIX to the first half of XX centuries. It reveals humanitarian nature of military-medical profession and the role of military medicine in practical realization of norms of international humanitarian law. The article analyses efforts made by military-medical personnel to relieve consequences of different types of disaster both in Russia and abroad and provides detail on specific humanitarian operations. It highlights the key achievements of Russian military medicine in humanitarian domain and explores venues for further international humanitarian cooperation among military medics. 


Keywords

military-medical service, International Humanitarian Law, healthcare, medical aid, disasters, international humanitarian cooperation 


For citation:

Kholikov I. Russian military medicine in international and national humanitarian operations. Pathways to Peace and Security, 2018, no 1(54) Special Issue: Humanitarian Challenges, Humanitarian Support and Human Protection in Armed Conflicts. Edited by Ekaterina Stepanova, , pp. 197-206. DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2018-1-197-206