Courtesy of Alexandr Oshepkov
Alexandr is a photojournalist, working for the largest Siberian news website ngs.ru.
For the last 7 years he has been taking pictures of everything from portraits to operating rooms in hospitals.
Since March, after the introduction of quarantine and "self-isolation", Alexandr has been mainly engaged in COVID-19 photo reports.
The 8th May 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. Traditionally in Russia, veterans are honoured and congratulated on their commitment and participation in WWII on this day.
This year, because of Covid -19, WWII veterans living in Novosibirsk were honoured by representatives of one of the districts of Novosibirsk visiting their homes. An aerial platform was used to raise musicians to the windows of veteran apartments, observing the social distance, wearing masks and gloves so not to infect the elderly. The singer performed wartime songs to the accompaniment of harmony. The old people cried without hiding.
Unfortunately, veterans in Russia are remembered only once a year - before Victory Day. All the rest of the time they spend in poverty and oblivion.