How many lives will you save if you freeze?  

Report from a dilapidated ambulance station in Novosibirsk for Novaya Vkladka. 2022. Text by 'Novaya Vkladka'.

An old wooden building without hot water, toilets on the street and sleeping on stretchers in the car — these are the conditions under which emergency doctors work in Novosibirsk. We publish this report together with the publication Taiga.info I wonder how ambulances live in Moscow” — Natalia (real name changed — editor’s note) rinses cups in an enamelled basin and places them upside down on a small table. Natalia is in her 50s, works as a medical orderly and is cleaning up after a night shift at the Matveevskaya substation in Novosibirsk. “They told me that if a car breaks down, you can take it straight to a petrol station. That’s all, ' says an ambulance driver from the Pervomayskaya brigade. And you put a piece of cardboard on the ground and climbed up?” — turns to the driver, Natalia. Yes, ' he replies, 'so as not to lose a shift. And we buy spare parts ourselves so that we can do everything faster, so that we don’t have to wait”.

Старенькие дети: Лариса. Julia Altukhova, multimedia artist
Старенькие дети: Лариса. Julia Altukhova, multimedia artist
Старенькие дети: Лариса. Julia Altukhova, multimedia artist
Старенькие дети: Лариса. Julia Altukhova, multimedia artist
Старенькие дети: Лариса. Julia Altukhova, multimedia artist
Старенькие дети: Лариса. Julia Altukhova, multimedia artist
Старенькие дети: Лариса. Julia Altukhova, multimedia artist