Group the words which have similar meaning into pairs.
Exhibit, fascinating, card index system, records, wars, work, conflicts, casualties, activities,
interesting, victims, display.
Exhibit-display, fascinating-Interesting, work-activities, wars-conflicts, card index system-
T. Make up sentences with these words.
1.Экспозиция музея посвящена истории создания организации международной
2.Экспонаты рассказывают о годовщине создания этой организации.
3.Деятельность Красного креста – это помощь жертвам войн и болезней.
4.Символы Красного креста – это крест и полумесяц.
Crescent- серповидный полу месяц
Battle of Solferino
The Russian – Turkish War ( 1875- 1878)
THE RED CROSS MUSEUM
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum was opened in Geneva in 1988. It
tells the story of men and women who, in the course of the major events of the last 150
years, have given assistance to victims of wars and natural disasters.
The organization was established in 1863, and was based on an idea by a Swiss businessman
called Henry Dunant. He had witnessed the appalling casualties in the Battle of Solferino in
Italy four years earlier, in which 40,000 people were killed, wounded or missing. He had
seen the lack of medical services and the great of many of the wounded, who simply died
for lack of care. The International Red Crescent exists to help the victims of conflicts and
disasters regardless of their nationality.
The symbol of the organization was originally just the red cross. It has no religious
significance; the founders of the movement adopted it as a tribute to Switzerland. However,
during the Russian-Turkish War (1875-1878), Turks felt that the cross could be seen as
offensive to Muslim soldiers and a second symbol, the red crescent, was adopted for use by
national organization in the Islamic world. Both are now official symbols.
Answer the questions.
1.When was the Battle of Solferino?