A group of Chinese specialists of traditional medicine have wrapped up their 46-day journey in Russia, where they treated Second World War (WWII) veterans for free with massage, acupuncture, cupping therapy and other traditional methods.[Special coverage]
From the capital Moscow, St. Petersburg to the Arctic city of Murmansk, Khabarovsk and Vladivostok in the Far East, they traveled more than 15,000 kilometers in Russia's 11 cities.
"The Chinese specialists have provided high-quality medical services to more than 130 Russian veterans," said Zheng Ming, the project's organizer.
In Vladivostok, the last stop of the charity project, the veterans were surprised by the treatment effect.
92-year-old Elizabeth Boytcovoy said her tormented pains in knees were largely released after the treatment.
A 101-year-old veteran, the oldest Russian patient along the trip, expressed many thanks to the Chinese specialists for their medical services.
The charity project, organized by China's provincial Heilongjiang Television station and five Chinese hospitals, is aiming to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.
The Chinese TV crew, who interviewed more than 60 veterans during the trip, are preparing a six-episode documentary in which Russian veterans recalled their stories in the brutal war, especially those who fought against Japanese army in China 70 years ago.