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tv   Cross Talk  RT  June 24, 2013 11:29am-12:01pm EDT

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me you. see. i believe clay is the perfect material it's a lie. working with the demands perception. you make just a small change and you get a totally different result. was before getting to work you have to study the material watch it over try to figure out what it looks like then the image comes to you.
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when i'm operating. the moment i make that first incision and. when i touch the tissue i can feel the patient's character so i have. i can sense the person very well. my life has changed a hundred percent. for four years. all i saw total flips blood. and mutilated bodies. are not the same for some that i was before the second chechen war i have an absolutely different outlook now nothing surprises me anymore. from you know my last name was. i have my first name is her son i come from from
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cola a small village in the czech republic i'm a plastic surgeon and didn't need medicine as a fight to those old enjoying the war i had to perform surgery in the polling conditions i had to fight for its life. over those two years i operated on four thousand six hundred people but during the second war i literally had no time to keep a record. but i know i did at least twice as many. of the worst thing though is that we badly need more specialist in chechnya because so many people left during the war. in europe now. many people wait and hope that i'll
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come and operate on them for free. will she then i love an eleven. kreiter yes as she was crossing the street on the road on the road. what year was that it was ninety ninety five we've waited and waited for you know but we couldn't find you close your eyes were just here and yes that's and can be removed. now you won't see it until you can remove it yeah. she would interest in chechnya today there is so many children and adults of colds who need to be given corrective surgery after the war.
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open wide for me. i'm afraid to turn on myself and. there's no telling what's going to happen. i have to delete fifty six texts at once and now i have another thirty six new ones to find out of memory. the grapevines working word is spreading. my husband's sister is studied with. she's known him for many years and she knows he's a good man and a good surgeon and so she suggested i turn to him. i'm going to just know to.
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well you got here ok. what a pretty talk no do you have. of course this is a little complicated. and they came from the south and. i first saw them about six months ago. i told them they were going to have to wait because there wasn't enough to show yet you for your kind now we can operate. of course when parents interest those tiny fragile bodies into your care which is a huge sense of responsibility. to give these like geometry numbers and we start by marking out the incision lines as a guide. and then we begin to come out to try and restore
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a normal form initially which it's very intricate work. you need very sensitive hands like a surgeon you could say. when you get to work you study the material figure out what it looks like. clay it's like skin. smooth when it's too late for when it gets older and starts to sweat out salt which then dries it up and then eventually it cracks and it's.
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this huge it was back in two thousand and nine movie of the year for me in the west when i was driving to a stuff or mystical about two hundred kilometers from the city there's a check. and yet they're in sydney and they stopped me and i asked the police officer took one look at my passport and said so how's your home village doing. and said what. he said he'd been a mercenary in chechnya. as a grain silo there he said that big town are. still there i told him i'm a good. while he said we will post it on top of it i'm shooting down in the village and when the subrogate said we'll talk about it let's go about doing it and that village. was a crazy doctor it was or how was it possible he sent for him to sit that night and
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day in human operating under fire. cover when it was over the first ball there's a new both and we have no doubt the be a second. when . i had a mini van i used it as an ambulance. i took out all the seats opened up the back and put in mattresses that's how i transported the injured to here. i was the only doctor of five villages who. i thought myself who i worked with this morning. i soon learned that out of ten doctors. i was the only one left along with eight nurses.
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we have nothing at all. no hold water no heat no electricity. and shell fragments rained down on our heads. windows were blocked up with sandbags the were no windows. and this was the operating theater and the walls were scarred by shrapnel but it would have been once a field operating table here. just a very small table. more than i do usually get a battery from a car when he was there. what i thought was as long as i had a flashlight and a working battery and i had a good enough environment to work and. we had none of the proper surgical instruments we needed. we performed amputations with a simple metal hand saw it and used
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a hand drill for craniotomy. and of course every day was horrific in its own way. that arm with the most horrific day of all of course was when i was in a state of shock. that was in two thousand. four thousand people walked across the minefield. but one hundred ninety of them were left on the minefield they all died and three hundred people were brought to my hospital. i knew what she was among them along with other terrorist leaders but i am peter age and his right leg he lost a lot of blood on his pupils were dilated and his blood pressure was fifty over forty . yeah we went to the same school i make no secret of it i've never hidden the fact
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we played football together we spent ten years at the same school board. i'm not the almighty i can't predict what the future might hold for. no dust or anywhere else north or. it's not my role to judge whether one person is good in the other bad all what they might do i just don't have that right. they have to deal with their own conscience. i have no regrets i would regret it if i hadn't stayed and done what i did during the war when i saved lives.
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well we're working with people sometimes when i visit my village you know maybe for a funeral. other times. just to see friends. yes when i try. to avoid going. near the hospital.
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or pollution because. you know i think what happened here. no matter how much time passes. it will was. going to freshen my memory or. led mission in. the cretaceous three. four judges three arrangement three. three. three. three blood blood video for your media project
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a free media. to see a story. and the. other part of it and realize that everything is. welcome to the big picture. plums.
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look good it was back in two thousand and gerry the fair friend. he went out of the house and at that moment a tank shell exploded. like this father died it was just torn to
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shreds. and he was badly wounded a miracle he survived you know what your movie had shrapnel injuries in his hands had to amputate two fingers. he also had shrapnel wounds all over his back. i hope the day never happens again. because of. my life. much. people just went home. with relatives helping.
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the dentist i realized that man has. potential. human conditions i could have saved. and they were so confident that i could help but of course. i was never able to say . i can't help you in these conditions. i have no right to say that. before surgery. really well. the defects was very challenging. but nevertheless an extremely good result. more than you might have noticed.
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that she looks completely different now. every successful operation leaves here with a great sense of satisfaction. at the same time he can believe me operating on children is a very very tough job. the body is so fragile. the n.s.o. me is totally different. thank god in this case there was enough to shoot to rebuild the lip and those. and then of course that'll go down it'll get better. you see the left side of
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the moz was badly deformed now it's totally different the lips different too you can see how after the operation the child has changed for the worse so happy with the outcome we're very grateful to him we did right to come here even though we had been afraid we'd heard of her son's golden hands and now we know that it's true. yeah you just finished with. i'm tired. of the whole rest of the next life. you know rest in this one. soon she's too good is that you might do good started doing judo and sambo in one
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nine hundred seventy six i'm sure contributes a good way to restore energy it also helps with concentration because during surgery some of my younger colleagues often wonder how can i stand still for seven or eight hours staring at one point while i operate. strategy on the mat. if your nervous system is weak you burn out and lose but if you're strong you'll win. sometimes you get to the final and you're sure you're going to win. only a few seconds left but your opponent has nothing to lose and really goes for it lost out a few times to a painful throw or a choke hold. on one fine day about five hundred men arrived at four in the morning and surrounded the village and hear that. it was one hundred percent certain that the slaughter.
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he was well aware that a.p.c. is brought into russian soldiers here every day. grabs me drags me down the corridor also the no one could see but everyone did. they find a gun i mean above my head and then my feet to scare me. and then they held a shari'a hearing but. they said i'd sold out to the russians. they were about to shoot me i thought this is a thing where they go but suddenly the wooden gate opened and. they opened up the back and started pulling out guerrillas in camouflage gear shouting where's the doctor the doctor well my execution was
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postponed i had to attend to them if they come in minutes even seconds later i would have already been dead. when i watch this occur it doesn't feel like me at all. it's as though it's someone totally different someone i don't know. now i often think how could i have survived all that. we get over to.
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live with the eyes reveal a person's character. his eyebrows dipped down and he looks really tired shit because if he's reminiscing about the past to explain and he's looking at you but at the same time he's somewhere else. you thought it was a matter within a few international organizations heard about my human rights watch amnesty international physicians for human rights and you know if. they found me in english . there was one doctor with them who said. i can see all the horrors of war in your
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face. yeah and they took me to america where i was in rehabilitation for six months. i was in a terrible psychological state. and i felt as i was about to explode i started getting gastrointestinal bleeding. it was a big fire i had problems. then i had total amnesia the whole bunch of health problems came out. it took four years in the u.s. just to repair my health. and i really missed my work i missed it so much there were times when every night i dreamed of performing surgery of course i knew perfectly well that someday i'd be back at my place at the operating table. and now i am.
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used to go to church three or four months time but now since becoming an american citizen i have more opportunity to spend time there last year i spent eleven months in chechnya. this is how i've lived for these last years. i really mean. whenever i leave chechnya. my conscience torments me. i've had this idea i want to mission. i want to bring a medical team to chechnya to work here he. brought teams from boston before twice. when. we operated on
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two hundred twenty children in just those two to chechnya. yes i'm a home. wow . since. i don't know how it is for surgeons but for me the important thing is to get the shape right. i know i have plenty of material to help me start over but you have to get it right on the first attempt. actually i can really see myself
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in really got the shape of my ears i've always said you've got cauliflower ears it's. the sun has seen what we've all seen here but like an artist he has taken it all to heart. and chechens don't like to complain and. to say they feel bad or that life is hot. we consider it shameful even a disgrace when people grumble. prevent show our emotions. we keep it all inside.
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he. has to. say. hey welcome to crossfire we're all things to consider about people of all what is the state of the global economy and where is it going and why are economists using the term the new normal.
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they were ready to do anything for their country to me is to love the country more than yourself if you joined the military for any other reason that you're probably not to have a good day they were tools in the hands of the state now they live remembering the past which is impossible to get rid of. the war. but it however good people did get hurt. and i have heard good people empty silent. a lot. but would prefer not to be sometimes i feel like. i should have died over there. because. i saw some people who had died and. there is cheaper than therapy. on our. moment of cold.
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cold cold. war all cost. he must be. feeling. i. believe misleading. to me at least. i feel.
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