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How a Broken Toe Can Affect Your Balance

If you have ever experienced a broken toe, you are most likely familiar with the pain and discomfort that is associated with it. Despite the small size of the bones the toes are comprised of, they are necessary in maintaining proper balance, while walking and running. There are several symptoms that are indicative of a broken toe, including bruising, swelling, tenderness, and redness. Many people will notice pain that does not dissipate, and may become worse if left untreated. For severely fractured toes, the bone may be displaced and protrude from the area where the break occurred. A proper diagnosis must be obtained, and this can be accomplished by having an X-ray performed and will often be followed by a physical examination. There are several ways to treat a broken toe, and it’s suggested to speak with a podiatrist who can offer correct treatment options.

A broken toe can be very painful and lead to complications if not properly fixed. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Palmetto Podiatry Group of Anderson. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture).

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • Throbbing pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising on the skin and toenail
  • The inability to move the toe
  • Toe appears crooked or disfigured
  • Tingling or numbness in the toe

Generally, it is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated.

Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery. Due to its position and the pressure it endures with daily activity, future complications can occur if the big toe is not properly treated.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Anderson, SC . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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> Broken Toe

What is a Broken Toe?

Your toes consist of bones called
phalanges. Your big toe is made of two phalanges: the
distal at the tip of the toe, and the proximal at the
base. Your other four toes have a middle phalange between
the distal and proximal. Any of the bones in your toes
can be fractured. The bone can be damaged in four ways:

fracture – Forces press the ends of the bone towards
the center.

fracture – The bone cracks into multiple fragments.

fracture – The bone dislocates and moves out of
its normal position.

fracture – The bone is broken but remains in its normal

The most commonly broken toe is your little toe. When
you break your toe, the fracture often occurs close
to the toe’s joint with the longer midfoot bones
(metatarsals), called the metatarsophalangeal joint.
Broken toes may occur in conjunction with a toe dislocation,
which knocks your toe out of its joint with the foot.
Toe fractures and dislocations have similar symptoms
and receive similar treatment.

Your toes consist of bones called phalanges. Your big
toe is made of two phalanges: the distal at the tip
of the toe, and the proximal at the base. Your other
four toes have a middle phalange between the distal
and proximal. Any of the bones in your toes can be fractured.
The bone can be damaged in four ways:

fracture – Forces press the ends of the bone towards
the center.

fracture – The bone cracks into multiple fragments.

fracture – The bone dislocates and moves out of
its normal position.

fracture – The bone is broken but remains in its normal

The most commonly broken toe is your little toe. When
you break your toe, the fracture often occurs close
to the toe’s joint with the longer midfoot bones
(metatarsals), called the metatarsophalangeal joint.
Broken toes may occur in conjunction with a toe dislocation,
which knocks your toe out of its joint with the foot.
Toe fractures and dislocations have similar symptoms
and receive similar treatment.av=PAT&doc_id=29″
target=”_new”>William G. Hamilton, M.D.,
team physician for the New York Knicks and New Jersey

Direct contact commonly causes a broken
toe. This can be from a heavy object falling on your
toe, stubbing your toe into a corner when walking, or
from someone stepping on your toe during sports. Sports
that require you to wear cleats, such as soccer and
football, put you at risk for breaking your toes. When
your toe is bent or forced too far in any direction
– up, down, or sideways – your bones can break or dislocate.av=PAT&doc_id=29″
target=”_new”>William G. Hamilton, M.D.,
team physician for the New York Knicks and New Jersey


Though many people may claim that there is not much
you can do for a broken toe, if you do not seek medical
treatment, you may have pain and a limp for an extended
period of time. Your toe also can become permanently
deformed if it heals in an awkward position. The majority
of broken toes can be put back in position without surgery
using a procedure called closed reduction. Your physician
typically tapes the broken toe to the toe next to it
to hold the toe in position while it heals. In rare
cases, when your toe fracture is unstable – meaning
your toe will not maintain proper position in its joint
with your foot – your physician may need to make an
open incision and fixate your toe with wires. This procedue
is called internal fixation. The links to the left describe
broken toe treatments in detail.

There usually are three parts to an
orthopedic evaluation: medical history, a physical examination,
and tests that your doctor may order.

Your physician likely will ask about
your activities, which may have led to your breaking
your toe. You will be asked when the pain began and
to describe your pain’s duration and severity.
If you have previously broken your toe, your physician
will ask about treatments you have tried in the past.
Physicians suspect a broken toe when you describe direct
contact to your toe followed by pain and limited motion.
Physicians also typically ask about other conditions,
such as diabetes and allergies, and medications currently
being taken. You may also be asked about your physical
and athletic goals – information that will help
your physician decide what treatment might be best for
you in achieving those goals.


Physicians can often diagnose broken toes by putting
direct pressure on your toes joint with your foot. Your
toe usually is tender when pressure is applied. In a
typical diagnosis, your foot is held steady and your
toes are moved in different directions. If you have
broken your toe, this test may cause significant pain,
and your physician may notice limited motion in the
injured toe compared to the healthy side. Your physician
also may squeeze the tips of your toes to check for
what is called “filling time.” When your toes
are squeezed, they lose color and slowly return to their
normal color as blood returns and “fills”
the toes. Your physician may do this to see how long
it takes for the blood to return to your toe. By comparing
a toe on the healthy foot to your injured toe, your
physician can determine if you have problems with blood


When your toe is visibly deformed, your physician
may not need to perform further tests to make the diagnosis.
However, X-rays usually are taken so you and your physician
can see the extent of the broken bone tissue. X-rays
typically are sufficient to show any fracture or dislocation
in your toes.av=PAT&doc_id=29″ target=”_new”>William
G. Hamilton, M.D., team physician for the New York Knicks
and New Jersey Nets.

Turf Toe | Cedars-Sinai

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What is turf toe?

A “turf toe” is a sprain of the largest joint of your big toe. It happens when your
toe forcibly bends upwards, such as when you push off into a sprint.

Your big toe has 2 joints. The metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint is the largest of these.
This is where the first long bone of your foot (metatarsal) connects with the first
bone of your toe (phalanx). Important structures surround this joint and hold it in
place. These include fibrous tissues under your MTP joint, ligaments located on the
side of your big toe, a tendon that runs under your first metatarsal bone, and 2 tiny
bones that help this tendon move. Together, these supporting structures form the plantar

A turf toe injury can damage any
part of the plantar complex, causing mild to more severe injuries. Healthcare providers
grade these injuries by their severity. In a grade 1 injury, trauma stretches the
plantar complex. This causes soreness and slight swelling. In a grade 2 injury, partial
tearing of the complex causes increased soreness, swelling, and bruising. It also
becomes hard to move your toe. In a grade 3 injury, your plantar complex completely
tears. This causes severe soreness, swelling, bruising, and trouble moving your big

Turf toe got its name because the injury became more common when football players
began playing on artificial turf instead of grass. Artificial turf is harder and less
shock-absorbent than grass. It is particularly common in professional athletes who
play football or other sports on artificial turf, but it also occurs in a wide variety
of sports and activities. It is relatively uncommon in people who are not athletes.

What causes turf toe?

Turf toe typically happens when you have your toe planted on the ground and your heel
raised. Turf toe occurs if you apply a force to your toe that makes it angle upwards
more than it should. For example, it may happen if you are pushing off from a sprint
and your toe gets stuck on the ground.

Who is at risk for turf toe?

You are more likely to get turf toe
if you do athletic activities involving surfaces with artificial turf. You also may
more likely to get turf toe if you use a soft, flexible shoe, instead of a shoe that
gives more support to the front of your foot.

What are the symptoms of turf toe?

Symptoms of turf toe may vary, according to the extent of your injury. Possible symptoms

  • Pain in the front of your foot,
    especially soreness to the touch
  • Swelling in the front of your foot
  • Bruising in the front of your foot
  • Inability to bend your big toe down
  • A loose toe joint that dislocates
  • Inability to put weight on your toe

How is turf toe diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will start
with a health history, asking about your current symptoms, your past medical problems,
and how you injured your foot. They will examine your foot, checking for bruising,
swelling, and range of motion. If this is painful, your provider might inject you
with a
numbing medicine.

Imaging often helps to diagnose
turf toe as well. Your healthcare provider will order X-rays to make sure you don’t
any problems with your bones. To get a better look at the plantar complex, they might
order an MRI. This is particularly useful in grade 2 or grade 3 injuries. An emergency
room healthcare provider or a general healthcare provider often diagnoses you. But
also might see a healthcare provider who specializes in bones of your skeleton
(orthopedist) or a provider who specializes in the foot and ankle (podiatrist).

How is turf toe treated?

Your treatment may vary according to the severity of your injury. If you have only
very mild symptoms (like in a grade 1 injury), you might not even need to see a healthcare
provider. You can treat yourself by doing the following:

  • Rest from the activity that caused the injury
  • Use cold packs for 20 minutes at a time, several times a day
  • Use an elastic compression band to help prevent additional swelling
  • Elevate your leg to limit
  • Take over-the-counter pain medicine (not exceeding the recommended dose)

If your symptoms persist, it’s important to see a healthcare provider. You’ll also
need to see a healthcare provider right away if your symptoms are more severe.

If you have a grade 2 injury, your
healthcare provider might prescribe the above. They may also recommend a hard shoe
walking boot to help keep your joint immobilized for a week or so after your injury.

If you have a grade 3 injury, you will probably need immobilization for several weeks.
This might involve a walking boot or a cast. Occasionally, if you have a grade 3 injury,
you may need surgery as well. This might be particularly likely if you have a severe
tear of your plantar complex, or if your joint is unstable. You also might need surgery
if your injury doesn’t heal as expected.

If you have turf toe, you will probably benefit from physical therapy. Exercises can
help stretch and strengthen your big toe.

What are possible complications of turf toe?

Turf toe may cause long-term
stiffness and pain in your joint. Do all your physical therapy exercises as prescribed.
They can help decrease stiffness and pain.

How do I manage turf toe?

If you are an athlete, check with your healthcare provider and trainers to see when
you might be ready to return to your sport. If you have a grade 1 injury, you may
be able to play very soon after the injury. If you have a grade 2 injury, you may
need to be out of play from a few days to a couple of weeks. For a grade 3 injury,
you will probably not be able to return to your sport for a couple of months as your
injury heals. Full recovery may take up to a year.

When you are ready, your healthcare provider or trainer can recommend specific shoes
and shoe inserts to give your foot more support. Taping your big toe to your other
toes may provide extra support as well. It’s important not to return to your activity
too soon. This increases your chances of reinjuring your toe.

When should I call my healthcare provider?

See your healthcare provider soon if your symptoms do not improve. See him or her
right away for significant symptoms, like high fever, deformity, numbness in your
toe, or if your toe feels cold and looks pale.

Key points about turf toe

  • A “turf toe” is a sprain of the main
    joint of your big toe. This is the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. Trauma damages
    the support structures known as your plantar complex. It happens when your toe
    forcibly bends upwards, such as when pushing off into a sprint.
  • Turf toe is more common in athletic
    activities that are done on artificial turf.
  • You might have symptoms like bruising,
    swelling, pain, and inability to move your toe from your injury.
  • Most people with turf toe will not
    need surgery. Your healthcare provider may treat your injury with rest, ice,
    compression, elevation, pain medicines, and immobilization.
  • Some people with more severe turf toe
    injuries may need surgery.

Next steps

Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your healthcare provider:

  • Know the reason for your visit and what you want to happen.
  • Before your visit, write down questions you want answered.
  • Bring someone with you to help you ask questions and remember what your provider tells
  • At the visit, write down the name of a new diagnosis, and any new medicines, treatments,
    or tests. Also write down any new instructions your provider gives you.
  • Know why a new medicine or treatment is prescribed, and how it will help you. Also
    know what the side effects are.
  • Ask if your condition can be treated in other ways.
  • Know why a test or procedure is recommended and what the results could mean.
  • Know what to expect if you do not take the medicine or have the test or procedure.
  • If you have a follow-up appointment, write down the date, time, and purpose for that
  • Know how you can contact your provider
    if you have questions.

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Running Is Difficult With a Broken Toe

People who enjoy running or jogging may find it difficult to perform these activities with a broken toe. It is a common occurrence among people who participate in sporting activities, and runners may be unhappy with taking needed time off from their chosen sport to heal the toe properly. Additionally, a broken toe can occur from dropping a heavy object on it, or from jamming it into a piece of furniture. Some of the symptoms that are associated with this ailment can consist of immediate bruising, swelling, and it may be difficult to walk. An effective treatment method can include buddy taping. This is accomplished by taping the affected toe to the toe next to it, and resting it as often as possible. Research has indicated the average time for a broken toe to heal is approximately six weeks and it is important to limit running during this time. If you are experiencing symptoms of a broken toe it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can effectively treat this condition.

A broken toe can be very painful and lead to complications if not properly fixed. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Dr. Kennedy Legel from Advanced Foot & Ankle Care Specialists. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture).

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • Throbbing pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising on the skin and toenail
  • The inability to move the toe
  • Toe appears crooked or disfigured
  • Tingling or numbness in the toe

Generally, it is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated.

Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery. Due to its position and the pressure it endures with daily activity, future complications can occur if the big toe is not properly treated.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Dallas, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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How Do I Know If I Broke My Ankle?: Eugene Stautberg, MD: General Orthopedic Surgeon

Did you recently twist your ankle while falling? Or maybe step in a hole during a softball game? Or miss a step coming down the stairs?

If you are unable to walk after a recent ankle injury, then you may have an ankle fracture.


Do I have an ankle fracture or an ankle sprain? How can I tell if I broke my ankle?

Immediately after an ankle injury, it can be difficult to tell if you have a sprain or fracture. Both injuries can cause swelling and the inability to walk. Obtaining a radiograph is the best way to identify if you have broken your ankle. A bad ankle sprain can also cause swelling and inability to walk, and a simple x-ray will help determine if you have a broken ankle (fracture) or an ankle sprain.


The orthopedic surgeons at Southwest Orthopedic Group can take an x-ray in office and determine if you have an ankle fracture.


What bones are broken in an ankle fracture?

The ankle is made up of the distal tibia (shin bone) and the fibula (outside ankle bone). These make the roof and the walls of the ankle joint. The talus bone makes up the floor of the ankle joint.

The ankle has three parts: the medial malleolus (inside), posterior malleolus (back), and lateral malleolus or fibula (outside).

An ankle fracture can occur in any, or all, of these bones.


Are ankle fractures/breaks common?

Ankle fractures are one of the most common fractures in the lower extremities. They can occur from childhood to the elder years.


Can I walk after an ankle fracture?

Some patients with an ankle fracture can walk, so this is not a good test to determine whether or not you have broken your ankle.


What are symptoms of an ankle fracture?

  • Pain over the bone. Ankle fracture pain can radiate to your heel or knee.
  • Swelling at the fracture site
  • Purple/yellow discoloration (bruising) can develop starting a few days after the injury.
  • Blisters can form in higher energy injuries.


What will ankle x-rays show?

Radiographs will show what bones, if any, are broken. They will also show if the fractures are ‘displaced,’ meaning separated, and by how much. X-rays will also show the alignment of the ankle. If the alignment is off, that may suggest ligament damage as well.


The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) has more information about ankle fractures at FootCareMD.


For more questions or to set up an evaluation, contact Dr. Stautberg’s office at 281-977-4870.


Eugene Stautberg, MD

I Think My Toe Is Broken.

What Should I Do?

Excruciating pain in one of your toes? Wondering whether you’ve broken it – and if you have – whether you should go to the hospital or a doctor or a podiatrist and what they’ll do?


Broken toes are more common than many people realise – and unfortunately, so is suspecting a broken toe, not doing anything about it, and then putting up with the consequences afterwards. While New Zealand tends to have a strong she’ll be right mentality, broken toes are not something that should be shrugged off in the hopes that the problem will just go away and be good as new.


Here’s the inside scoop about broken toes and what they really mean for you.


What does a broken toe feel like?

Broken toes feel painful, swollen and may have some purple bruising from the bleeding beneath the skin. You may get some numbness or tingling, have marked redness or streaking around the toe, and your toe may look crooked or out of place. Try standing with weight and pressure on your forefoot and toes at least a few hours after the pain begins. Can you do so comfortably or are you unable to bear weight without significant pain on the toe? If it’s the latter, it very well could be broken. If it’s the former, don’t rule out the break just yet – some are more subtle than others!


How can toes become broken?

The most common ways people tend to break their toes are from stubbing it, dropping something on it, and during contact sports – particularly falls and tackles.


Should I see someone for my broken toe? Who?

Yes, you should. Every toe bone break is different – some are more severe than others, and there are special considerations based on which toe you’ve broken and what kind of a break it is, as well as your physical health and medical conditions. 


It’s important that your feet are also checked for circulation and nerve damage, skin injuries and any resultant wounds, as well as any injuries to any bones, joints, ligaments and tendons around the area. Often, breaks don’t happen on their own, and you’ll need to address any related problems too if you’re going to recover effectively.


Your podiatrist should be the first port of call due to their comprehensive knowledge of the feet. They’ll be able to assess your toe against other causes of toe pain to get a clearer diagnosis. They can also refer you for an x-ray to confirm the break.


Can I treat my broken toe at home myself?

You can get some temporary pain relief at home by using ice to help reduce the swelling, keeping your foot elevated, removing any weight and pressure from the foot, changing to open-toed footwear, and using non-steroidal anti-inflammatories like nurofen. But you still need to see your podiatrist as quickly as possible. When broken toes aren’t allowed to heal properly or in the right position, this can have damaging consequences for you further down the line, from a prematurely arthritic joint to crooked toes, painful high-pressure areas or altered gait. At its worst, you may end up needing surgery – which may have been preventable. This is why it’s always best to get help early. 


How are broken toes treated?

If you have a straightforward break where the bone is still well aligned, then your treatment may involve anything from ‘buddy taping’ the toe to act as a splint and then offloading the area, to using a moon boot for full immobilisation. You may need to change your footwear while your toe heals to give it adequate space and avoid harmful pressure.


Here at Perform Podiatry, we understand that an effective treatment plan is far more complex than saying don’t walk on this foot for the next four to six weeks. Every treatment plan is made following a comprehensive assessment, and importantly, getting to know you, your work and life situation, and discussing which treatment options will be best for you under your circumstances.


Experienced podiatrists in Remuera, Auckland

If you have pain in your forefoot and you’re worried that you’ve broken a toe or sustained another injury, our experienced podiatry team is here to help. We’re located in the One Health building on Remuera Road, with x-ray services available within our building if needed.


Book your appointment online here or call us on (09) 523 2333

NHS 111 Wales – Health A-Z : Broken toe

A broken or fractured toe can be very painful, but isn’t usually serious and can often be treated at home. Most will heal in four to six weeks.

More severe breaks may take longer to heal and may need treatment in hospital.

Symptoms of a broken toe

A broken toe will usually be:

  • extremely painful and tender
  • swollen
  • red or bruised
  • difficult to walk on

If the break is severe, the toe may stick out at an angle or the bone may poke through the skin.

It can be difficult to tell if a toe is broken or just badly hurt. Don’t worry if you’re not sure, as the treatment is usually the same for both.

How to treat a broken toe at home

Most broken toes can be treated at home. See below for advice about when to see your GP and when to go to hospital.

The following tips can be used to care for a broken toe:

  • Put a piece of cotton wool or gauze between the injured toe and the one next to it, and tape them together with a plaster or surgical tape.
  • Keep your foot raised (ideally above the level of your heart) whenever you can during the first few days – for example, by resting it on cushions. This will help reduce swelling and pain.
  • Hold an ice pack (try frozen peas wrapped in a towel) to the toe for 15-20 minutes every few hours for the first couple of days. Don’t apply ice directly to the skin.
  • Rest the toe by not walking or standing for too long at first, and not putting weight on the toe until the pain starts to improve.
  • Take over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen to relieve the pain. Don’t give aspirin to a child under 16 years of age.
  • Wear sturdy shoes with a stiff sole that don’t squash or bend the toe.

You can gradually return to your normal activities once you’re able to wear shoes and walk around without discomfort.

When to see your GP

Check the toe every day and call your GP if:

  • the pain gets worse or isn’t relieved by ordinary painkillers – your GP may be able to prescribe a stronger painkiller
  • the swelling or discolouration doesn’t improve after a few days
  • you have a wound or broken skin near the injured toe, which will need cleaning to prevent infection
  • you have a condition that affects the nerves or blood circulation in your feet, such as diabetes or peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • you’re still having problems, such as pain not improving or difficulty walking, after more than two to three weeks

When to go to hospital

Go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department if:

  • you have had a severe injury, such as your foot being crushed or a road traffic accident
  • you think your big toe is broken
  • your toes are cold and numb or tingling
  • the skin on your toe has turned blue or grey
  • the toe is severely deformed – for example, the toe is bent at an angle or the bone is sticking out of the skin
  • severe pain under the nail, which may be the result of a collection of blood

Treatment for a badly broken toe

If your toe is badly broken, you may need:

  • an X-ray of your foot to check if your toe is broken and how severe the break is
  • a procedure to move any out of place bones back into the right position – a doctor can often do this with their hands (no cuts are needed) while your foot is numbed with local anaesthetic
  • a procedure to drain blood from underneath the nail of the affected toe, or remove the nail completely if there’s a lot of blood trapped under it
  • a cast or a special wooden-soled shoe or boot to support your big toe if it’s broken
  • crutches so you can walk without putting weight on the toe
  • any wounds cleaned, and possibly antibiotics or a tetanus jab if your vaccinations aren’t up-to-date

If the break is particularly severe, you may need surgery to put the broken bones back into the correct position and fix them in place with special pins or screws.

90,000 “If you die, we don’t care.” How detainees are being bullied in Belarus

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“They put a grenade in my pants.” What is done with detainees in Belarus

In Belarus after protests that began after the presidential elections, thousands of people were detained, arrested and harassed.Many were beaten, humiliated and starved to death. The BBC spoke with several people who were ill-treated in Belarusian police vans, prisons and police departments.

Alina Beresneva, 20 years old

From August 9 to 10, my friends and I were returning from the center of Minsk and fell under the distribution of riot police. We didn’t participate in the protest, but they knocked me to the ground anyway – there were still scratches on my hand – and we were packed onto a bus.

We were brought to Akrestsin Street (to the isolation center of the Main Internal Affairs Directorate of the Minsk City Executive Committee – BBC).A man stood at the entrance, he said: “Bitches, let’s go faster!” I ask: “Why are you talking to us like that?” He took me by the neck and kicked me into the wall, saying: “Bitches, examine the floor, you will know where to walk, where to walk.”

We, 13 girls, were put in a cell for four. We asked the employee if it was possible for us to make a call, if it was possible to call a lawyer, to which he answered us: “Have you seen enough American films? This is not America for you, you are not entitled to anything.”

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Special forces trained to fight terrorists were engaged in dispersal of peaceful actions

The night passed, at about 12 noon they began to count us, asked for our first and last name. We understand that we have not eaten for more than a day – everyone’s bellies were twisted, everyone was hungry, we began to ask for food. We were ready to pay. To which we were told: “No, bitches, you will know who to vote for.” We were terribly shocked that they answered us that way. It was terrible.

Then evening came, and we began to notice – and we had a gap between the trough and the door – that people were taken out and forced to sign something, although they were shouting and indignant. It was our turn to sign these protocols. The girls and I agreed to give up what is attributed to us.

I tried to get acquainted with the protocol, began to read it, I said: “Let me, please, familiarize myself with what I am signing.” The answer to me was: “I’ll tell you, now, bitch, let’s sign up quickly, otherwise I’ll ****** [rape] you and put you in jail for another 20 days.” I was in shock, my tears were flowing, their traces remained on that protocol. I signed: “I agree”, put my signature, did not even know what I was signing for.

We were promised that they would release us today. We thought that we would forget about everything, like about a bad dream, but that was not the case.We were taken back to the cells, then moved to another, where there were already 20 girls – in total there were 33 of us. It was a complete mockery.

When there was no food – this is the worst moment. I am a strong person in myself. But they broke me at that moment. I just sat there, my stomach was so twisted that I didn’t know what to do. You sit and understand how your body is trying to cope with this, but it does not work. And you just sit like a small child. You are embittered, but you have no strength, and no one will help you.

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Relatives of those detained during a protest at one of the isolation wards in Minsk

and they called me a doctor. I barely got up and through this trough I say: “You see, I cannot stand, I feel bad, my head is spinning. ” She says, “You will know where to go next time.” I was eventually given a pill of validol – on an empty stomach.I didn’t drink it, of course, so as not to make myself worse.

Another night has passed. We decided that if food was not brought to us, then we would already start screaming and calling for help. By August 11, more paddy wagons came to us. We saw through the window how the guys were being bullied. They were almost half-naked on their knees with their booty up, their hands behind their heads. If someone moved, they beat them with sticks.

One of our girls is having her period. She asked, “Please give me some toilet paper.”She was told: “Wipe with your T-shirt.” In the end, she just took off her underwear, washed it and walked until it got dirty again. Then, when there was a shift shift, a woman came and eventually brought us paper. We just idolized her.

Windows faced the street. We saw people shouting: “Let our children go!” In the next cell there was a man who screamed violently, he had problems with his leg. For three days they could not call an ambulance for him, he broke down and started shouting out the window so that people could hear him.So the police officer opened the door – you could hear it well, – began to beat him and say: “Bitch, knead your ass, now I’m going to push your blood back into your ass.”

If there was an opportunity to somehow punish those people, I would gladly do it. All this divided life into before and after. I used to want to enter the Ministry of Internal Affairs, be a police officer, protect the people, human rights, but after I’ve been there, I don’t want that anymore. Now I just want to leave this country, take all my relatives and friends, so as not to stay here.

Sergey (name changed at the request of the hero), 25 years old

I was detained on the third day of the action, on August 11, near a shopping center. It was not just riot police who worked, it was the Almaz special detachment – the elite fighting terrorists.

When we saw a convoy of special equipment coming towards us, we realized that we can only hide. I was sitting in a secluded place, for some time they could not find me. It so happened that I saw people kneeling in front of the shopping center and being beaten.One of them fell, a riot policeman leaned towards him, he raised his eyes, and we met. At that moment I thought I was ***** [the end].

I was also taken to the site. Those who said something were beaten. They put me down, beat me a little. I had a backpack with respirators and masks with me. One of the officers looked at him and said, “Oh, this is some kind of organizer.” We started looking for the owner.

I decided not to confess – I understood that additional violence would be used. After several minutes of beating, I was again asked if my backpack was.I said that it was not mine. Three special forces men took me around the corner of the shopping center. My hands were tied. They took out a combat grenade – I know how they are outwardly different from flash-and-noise ones – and said that they would now take out the pin, put it in my underpants, I would blow myself up, and then they would say that I was blown up by an improvised explosive device. That no one will prove anything and nothing will happen to them.

I kept saying that the backpack was not mine. They put a grenade in my pants and ran away. Then they came back and said that I ****** [became insolent], they started beating me again.They beat me in the groin, beat me in the face. The backpack was ordered to be carried in your teeth. While we were going to the paddy wagon, they continued to hit me in the face with their hands. If I dropped my backpack, they beat me. I now end up with chipped teeth.

I was taken to a paddy wagon, there were 20 people. We were thrown one on one. Above was a riot policeman who walked around the people. They put their feet on the neck and began to choke. People’s hands were swollen due to the ties – whoever complained was beaten on the hands. There was an asthmatic in our car, he began to choke. The riot policeman approached him, put his foot on his throat, began to strangle him and said: “If you die, we don’t care.

When we were taken outside, paint was spilled on the ground. They smeared my face on her, marked this way. Then I was transferred to another car. There were four officers with truncheons. They put you on the floor, and they hit you in the legs, saying: “This is not to run! Run!” There I was alone, perhaps others were taken there. The girls were not beaten in front of me.

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Riot policemen at the protest action on August 11

Then they returned me to the general paddy wagon.There were two girls of 18 years old. Their fault was that they raised their heads and paid attention to the fact that someone in the cabin became ill. After several such calls, a riot policeman approached one of them, started shouting at her, grabbed her by the hair. He somehow shaved off a part of her hair and said: “You are whores, we will take you to the SIZO, put you in a cell with the peasants, you ****** [will be raped], and then we will take you to the forest.

There was a guy who didn’t want to unlock his phone. He was stripped naked and told that if he didn’t tell the password, he would be raped with sticks.Then he agreed, he was thrown to lie with the others.

We were brought to a crossing point. We left the paddy wagon. There was a 40-person corridor to another bus. When you walk on it, they beat you. You fall – they beat, until you get up – on the leg, on the head. When I got to the bus, I fell from the impact. The commandos again drew attention to me, because I had a T-shirt of solidarity with Russian political prisoners. They additionally beat me, and then took me by the arms and legs and threw me into the bus like a sack.

They yelled at me, told me to crawl to a certain point. I crawled slowly, they beat me again. When I crawled, I simply could not move. Another officer came up to me, put his foot on his back and began to beat me on the head with a truncheon – not a simple rubber one, but with a metal rod. I understood this, because after the first blow it turned me off. I stopped feeling anything.

He beat for a while. Then people piled on top of me. It was hard for me to breathe. Those who were on top continued to beat.There was a strange choice, it is not clear where is worse – above, where you are with air, but they beat, or below, where you are suffocating, but you are not beaten.

Then they dropped us off, there was another “corridor” where they beat us, they put us in a paddy wagon in a “glass” cell. It was designed for three people, eight were pushed into it. I was pressed against the wall and saw blood – only then did I realize that my head was broken. At some point, I lost consciousness, this was repeated several times.

When we were brought to the institution, due to injuries and stuffiness, I simply could not stand.I fell out of the cell. They said, “It looks like this one is ready.” I was thrown out of the paddy wagon and thrown. The doctors immediately approached me, they said that my head was cut, everything was beaten, as if there was a concussion. I was sick and drooling from my mouth. After that, I was no longer touched. Already the riot police themselves stood and argued whether I would die or not.

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“Nastya, mom is here”. Stories from the detention center in Minsk

There were not enough ambulances to take everyone out, I lay for an hour.As a result, they came for me. In the ambulance, I asked to be taken home, and not to the hospital, because from there the protesters were taken away. But because of a broken head and a suspicion of a broken leg, they still took me to the hospital.

Doctors understand that people are being tortured, they try to take out whoever they can. In total, they put 12 stitches on three wounds, did operations, and photographs. A few hours later my friends took me out of the hospital. Due to the fact that I had neither a passport nor a telephone, my identity was never established.

While I was being beaten, I didn’t think about anything most of the time. I was scared, I did not expect such violence. I thought about how to group in order to stay healthy. But to be honest, I was still thinking about emigration. That if nothing changes, I will be scared to live in a country where you can be killed at any moment, and no one will be punished. It is scary to think that employees of these structures live next to us, who torture people and continue to live their normal lives.

Oleg, 24 years old (name changed at the request of the hero)

I am a trucker, I have nothing to do with politics, not an enemy of the people.Came a week ago from a flight from Siberia. I looked at what was happening on the Internet. I saw the children go out, grandmothers. I thought – what am I, a young guy, and will sit at home? And he went too.

I was detained [at night] from 10 to 11 August, closer to midnight. There was cotton not far from me. I was stunned. I saw a guy lying on the ground. I wanted to help him up – and his leg was practically torn off. A flash-bang grenade hit him right in the cup, his knee was gone.

The phone fell somewhere, I ran to look for an ambulance.One drove by, I asked the doctors to drive up. They asked me and a few other guys to stay to help. About twenty meters away stood riot policemen – with shields, weapons, machine guns.

They did not take us away, they passed us on to others not to touch us. And then they ran up from behind, put them down quickly, hit them on the legs. They put their hands behind their heads and kicked them. The doctor tried to explain, shouted: “What are you doing, we will not be able to cope here, people are helping!”

First they lifted us up, and then after a minute and a half they ran up again and beat us with truncheons. On the way to the paddy wagon, they beat me, in the paddy wagon they also beat me, shouted: “Oh, you are all dead creatures.” Were legs, arms, flew all over the body. With us sat a man of about fifty, a disabled person of the second group. He asked for a pill, said that he felt bad. He was constantly beaten.

When the big cell in the paddy wagon was full, they began to sort us into small ones – six people each. There was nothing to breathe, there was only a small window. We sat in this smoke channel for an hour and a half. After that we were taken to Akrestsin Street. When we ran out, a corridor of police officers and riot policemen lined up.We ran to the fence – they beat us. They smiled and said: “Did you want changes? There will be changes for you!”

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OMON officers disperse a protest rally in Minsk on August 9

For an hour and a half we stood with our heads bowed on our knees in front of a concrete fence. There were stones, my knees are still blue. If someone was indignant, they beat him up. One man shouted that he was an FSB officer. He was surrounded, given to the solar plexus, his men were kneaded with clubs for five.A reporter from Russia was beaten, he shouted to the point of horror. They beat me for any question.

I stood still, not thinking about anything. I felt very sorry for the people who were beaten. I periodically also flew in. Then they took us into the building, while we were running to hand over our belongings, they continued to beat us with truncheons. After we were driven into the exercise yard, there were about a hundred and thirty people, everyone was standing one on top of the other. Once every two hours, ten people were taken to the toilet and once again an hour they were given two two-liter bottles of water. Some did not have time to look at them, as they were already over.

Then they took us out into the street again – they beat us on the way, put us on our knees and interrogated us. Then everyone was sent to the cell, while we were running there, we continued to fly. There were 120 people in the cell; during the day they were given only water and one loaf of bread for all.

The next morning there were trials, by that time there were about 25 of us in the cell. At the trial they agreed to release me, but no arrest was ordered. But after that they still kept him until the evening. They never found my personal belongings, they promised to give them back later.They took me out into the street, I saw a crowd of guys lying face down. They were beaten and shouted. And their relatives were standing over the fence.

The policeman who was standing with us himself said that it was horror, it was scary. When they took us out through the backyard, we were told that if we went up to the crowd where the relatives and the press were, they would take us away and we would be blue. But when we left, people ran up to us like heroes – they offered them cigarettes, they gave us a call to relatives. As a result, my legs, back and shoulder blades were completely beaten off.

Marylya, 31

On August 12, my friends and I, after 11 pm, were returning home by car along an empty avenue – there were no more traffic jams in Minsk, as in the first days of protests, when cars were blocked. And not far from the Stele, where the people gathered on election day, a traffic cop stopped us and ordered us to pull over to the side of the road. In addition to the traffic police car, there were several “minibuses” (minibuses – BBC). People in black protective uniforms, in black balaclavas came up – it seems they had the stripes of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, but I didn’t make out for sure.There were a lot of them, only there were three people on our car. They did not introduce themselves, they told us to get out of the car.

We were told to unlock the phones, then the employees began to look at what photos and videos we had. They took me aside, and the guys put their hands on the car. The guys opened their phones, and in the gallery everyone had videos from previous nights – how cars are in a traffic jam and buzzing and so on. We know that according to the law we are not obliged to show this, but when a bunch of black people with machine guns or some other weapon are standing near you … They started cursing, shouting: “You wanted a change? We will now show you a change!”They began to discuss what to do with us, they decided to take them to the police department.

They took the keys to our car, took them into the bus, we didn’t see the driver’s face either. Two people sat down with us with weapons, and someone was driving behind us in our car. Then they remembered about me, told me to dial the password from the phone. I say, “My hands are shaking.” One of them even said: “Leave her alone, why do you need this.” The second – the most aggressive – took my phone away from me and also began to say: “Here, there is a video from the protests …”.

We were taken to the inner courtyard of the police department – there were already guys lying on the asphalt from the car that they had brought in front of us, and the girl was standing near the wall. They put me not far from her, too, facing the wall, and the guys along the other wall. And I heard the blows and realized that they were beating my husband – because the one who beat him said: “Why do you need a white bracelet?” It was a white rubber bracelet on my husband’s arm – a symbol of the fact that we are for Tikhanovskaya and for peaceful changes. I wanted to look, but those who were behind me said: “Don’t jerk your head.”

Came to rewrite data. An officer approached me, apparently the police department, without a mask and in civilian clothes – I could not see his face either, because I was facing the wall.He told me to enter the password on the phone, but he said: “Masha”, “If you need anything, please,” – such a super-kind policeman.

While I unlocked my phone, I managed to remove Telegram and something else from it, because I heard them say that they would watch our subscriptions. He said, “I’ll see what you deleted now,” but he didn’t succeed.

Photo author, Valery Sharifulin / TASS

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Participant of the protest action in Minsk on August 11

The guys with a girl from another car were taken away somewhere and then they also started calling us by our last name.While I was walking, the one who looked like a riot policeman started shouting for me to lower my head. And the employee in civilian clothes says: “Don’t go to her, everything is fine.” And then such a story happened. We were already told to take our things, they gave us the phones – but one of the friends was called by his wife all the time, and he had Tsoi’s song “Change!” On his ringtone. He was told to turn off the sound, and someone from behind said: “Don’t take them away, they haven’t learned their lesson yet.”

We were led and placed facing the other wall of the courtyard.Guys – with my hands behind my head, I just kept my hands behind my back. The husband, for the fact that he chuckled, was hit on the legs, told to spread his legs wider. At first they told me that I could stand however I wanted, but then another riot policeman came up and told me to put my legs wider too. All the time they gave different commands and it was difficult to understand what they wanted. One of the riot policemen allowed the guy, whose legs were numb, to squat, and another approached, kicked him in the legs and ordered him to stand up against the wall again.

They stood behind us and scoffed, saying: “We would sit at home.”Our friend’s hand went numb, he was forbidden to move it, but they began to say: “Why are you hanging around with protests if you are so frail?” They said basically the same phrases that I had already heard from acquaintances who were detained: “You are throwing Molotov cocktails at us,” “It is the West that pays for everything.”

In the end, we heard another guy brought in, and the rhythmic sounds of truncheons on the body – several people beat him very severely. He asked not to beat, but they cursed and beat. This was really scary.Then they took him away, and they told us that we would stay until seven in the morning, the end of their shift. Then someone came up and asked: “Who is the most violent here? Not a girl.” His colleagues started laughing and pointed at our friend. And they forced him to do push-ups, under the count, they told him to freeze in the most uncomfortable position, and promised that if he didn’t do push-ups normally, they would beat him – all with mockery and obscenities. Then they told me to squat.

Then we were told that they would be released without a protocol: “We hope you will not participate anywhere else.”We returned home at about 2 am. The guys have big bruises from rubber sticks. But we are not going to stop, because it was their main goal – to intimidate, but they themselves are afraid of us and perceive more as enemies.

I went to the store, I needed to buy clothes, because after the previous promotions my previous one was worn out. I took a package with things. I reached the Palace of Sports Street and halfway through I saw that all the young people who got off the bus were immediately transferred to paddy wagons from the bus stop.I began to describe this for the editorial board. At the moment when I was doing this, a bus drove up to me, people ran out of there, grabbed my hands.

My phone was snatched away. We decided that since I am writing something and I have the Internet, I am the coordinator. They saw photographs of special equipment and previous actions. They loaded me into a car and took me to a paddy wagon, in which I just sat for two hours. I tried to explain that I am a journalist, it didn’t fascinate them.

Tin started near the “Moskovsky” police station, where we were brought.The vans are being opened, people are wringing their hands. If the head is higher than necessary, it immediately flies over the back of the head either with a baton or with a shield. They are dragging. I saw that the guy who was being led in front of me, just for the sake of a joke, was banging his head against the doorframe with full swing. He screamed, raised his head, he still brought it.

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Don’t touch journalists. What do they say in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus about attacks on journalists

Next, what struck me the most was the “human carpet”.We were taken to the floor and the first thing I see are people who are just lying on the floor. Both the riot police and you are walking along them. I had to step on the man, because when I tried to get around him, I flew again.

There is blood, feces on the floor. You are thrown on the floor, you cannot turn your head. I was lucky to have a mask. Nearby there was a guy who tried to turn around, he was hit on the head with a full swing of ankle boots, although he had already been badly beaten before. There were people with broken hands who could not move them.

People were forced to pray. They brought in a guy who prayed: “Dads, don’t hit.” He was told that they would now hide him, they would start counting his teeth. Several hits. He is already choking on blood, and the riot policeman says to him – “Read“ Our Father! ”And here you sit and hear the guy with a broken mouth reads:“ Our Father, like you are in heaven. ”

The worst moment is when you you sit, and people in the corridors, one floor below, are beaten to such an extent that they cannot speak and howl.You understand that you have gone to hell.

After the shift change, it turned out that two of the detainees had disappeared. They realized that they were already confusing people, they let us into solitary confinement cells – 20-30 people each. There was no ventilation, you could stand near the wall. An hour later everything was wet from the fumes. Those who were aged felt bad, one guy lost consciousness.

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OMON officers beat a detainee at a protest in Minsk on August 9

Then, about 16 hours after arriving at the police station, they began to take us out very harshly and throw us into a paddy wagon.It was forbidden to sit, people were stacked in three layers. Some people with injuries were downstairs, they could not breathe. They screamed in pain, they just approached them, beat them on the head with truncheons, humiliated them. It was reminiscent of torture by the Gestapo, in ordinary life it is impossible to imagine that this is possible.

It was impossible to go to the toilet. Those who asked were told to walk by themselves. As a result, people really did go for themselves, including by and large. By that time, everyone had already stopped asking for something – even in the police department they realized that there would be no help.Those who complained were severely beaten.

When the paddy wagon moved, the people were allowed to crawl. But if someone tried to lean on the seats or raised their head, they immediately flew in. Then the riot police got bored and they said to kneel down and sing the anthem of Belarus. This was filmed on the phone. As the paddy wagon drove, the surrounding cars honked. But if the drivers knew what was going on inside, they would not be honking – they would have taken these paddy wagons by storm.

I lost my composure after an hour and a half.I said: “Sorry, I’m a Russian journalist, what have I done?” I began to fly in the kidneys, neck, head, I did not receive an answer. There was one guy with me who said: “Please shoot us, why are you torturing us.” And he was told that they would not shoot anyone, because even more pain awaits us in prison and they will “cock” us in turn.

When they brought us to [the detention center] in Zhodino, they told us: “Goodbye to life, they will kill you here.” But to our surprise, we were received well there.The colony employees showed cruelty only until the SOBR members left. People were glad that they were in prison – most of all they were afraid that they would be taken back to Minsk in paddy wagons.

I stayed there for three to four hours. The colonel came for me, they took me out, went to look for my things. Those with whom I was, were glad that they let me go and I could tell about what was happening. At the exit we were met by a representative of the consulate. I was expelled from Belarus with an entry ban for five years and taken to Smolensk.

If there was no ban, I would return to work in Belarus. There are unique people. They perceive change with a plus sign and are united by one goal.

Natalya, 34 years old

We walked along the street without incident with our friends. Then a crowd of people fleeing from the OMON appeared behind us, then the OMON itself. Several riot policemen ran past us, and one, apparently tired of running, clung to my friend and me. He said: “Why are you laughing? I see you are having fun. And the fact that a policeman was cut with a shard of a bottle today is also funny to you, right?”And I didn’t laugh, I wanted him to leave us in peace.

But for some reason it made him angry, he dragged me into the minibus. There were already people in the minibus. We were asked: “What, do you like being meat? Where is your Tikhanovskaya? Where is your Tsepkalo?”

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“Guys, it’s a shame”: former security officials in Belarus publicly throw out their uniform

We arrived at the Sovetskoye police station.On the street, everyone was put facing the fence, with their hands on the fence. And we stood near this wall until the next morning. We were periodically rearranged. They took me to the basement, where they confiscated my things, took my phone, and sent me back to this wall.

Someone [behind the wall] drove up in a car and tried to turn on Tsoi “Changes”. And we heard how the police were talking among themselves that they should also be dragged here – along with “changes”. Some girl was looking for a guy. She probably got on the roof of the car, because we saw her face behind the fence.And the cops talked among themselves: “Look, there is some kind of mare, go drive her out of there!” They talk about people like that.

The guys were beaten. One guy had a broken rib, apparently. The girl had a broken leg – it was her [traumatized] when they took her, apparently. First of all, the most daring ones received. Then paddy wagons drove up and started loading the guys there. Someone was clearly beaten there. Apparently, a lot of people were loaded there, and I heard: “Feet under you! Feet under you!”, And there were blows and shouts.Whole paddy wagons were taken away somewhere.

There are girls left. They began to call us into the building of the police department and offer to sign the protocol. Nonsense was written in the protocol – that I took an active part in the rally and shouted the slogans “Stop, cockroach!” I decided that I would not sign it. Those who signed were released immediately home. Those who are not – were taken to Akrestsin Street to the Center for Isolation of Offenders (CIP).

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A woman with a child watching a protest rally in Minsk on August 10

In fact, not all freaks are there.We came across a “kind policeman” who said: “Well, well, while no one sees, you can write a text message home.” I don’t know if this is such a role or if he’s really good, but I want to think that there is something human in them.

Due to the huge influx of people there was a complete mess. We were supposed to be placed in the CIP, but it turned out that there was no place there and they decided to place us in a temporary detention center. There was no room in the IVS either, and they decided to temporarily place us in a so-called “glass” – a room about a meter by less than a meter, four of us were put there.

Then we were placed in a cell for two people. They gave out one mattress. In addition to the beds already occupied by the two women, the surfaces included a table, a bench and a floor. We slept who where: who was on the table – one might say on the bookshelf – who was on the mattress across. We probably didn’t eat for 24 hours, but then we started feeding.

When our third day came to an end and we said that we should be released, they answered us: “Nobody owes you anything here.” They say to you that you are some kind of beast.Is it even possible with animals like that? This is a different kind of format of people who communicate with us, as with criminals, and with each other.

74 hours later, on the night of August 13, we were told to leave the cell, taken out into the street, and put facing the wall. They said that they would not give things back – and in my case it was a phone number, passport, driving license, money. Someone had the only keys to the apartment. The two girls continued to be indignant, then they were hit and told that they were going back to the cell.

I turned to them and asked: “What are you doing?”The evil cop asked: “Who else is there?”, Then said to run away. All have shoes without laces, but you have to run to the exit. We were told: “We have a cordon there, if you hit it, you will come back.”

18 rare facts about the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

On December 19, 2001 the premiere of the movie “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” took place. The tape became the first part of a magnificent trilogy about the hobbit’s journey through the fictional world of John Tolkien. The film instantly became legendary, and the army of admirers of Frodo’s story was replenished with millions of fans from all over the world.”RG” presents facts about the trilogy, known only to fans.

1. Whereas a film crew prepares 2-2.5 minutes for a regular feature-length film, up to 4 minutes of video footage per day was filmed in the trilogy. The filming process took place in several places at once, and the crew consisted of at least 3,000 employees. So, 300 people worked in the art department. It is estimated that 1,460 eggs were cooked daily for breakfast for the film crew alone.

2. Soldiers of the New Zealand army were supposed to appear in the battle scenes, but at the last moment they were sent to fight the riots in East Timor.Therefore, actors had to be hired as extras and quickly trained to walk in combat. As a result, the creators of the trilogy had to spend 200 thousand dollars more than was recorded in the estimate. By the way, as part of budget savings, only 100 extras were taken for Bilbo’s holiday, while 144 hobbits are going to the feast according to the book.

3. Weta Workshop produced 10,000 arrows, 500 bows and 48,000 pieces of armor for The Lord of the Rings. 19 thousand costumes were woven and aged, and from 1600 to 1800 pairs of latex ears and feet were prepared for the main characters-hobbits.The fact is that the pairs of feet and ears were disposable, since they could not be removed without damaging the material. It is interesting that each pair was cooked individually, it was “baked” in a special oven.

4. During the filming of the trilogy, huge shipments with hair came to New Zealand. They were used to make wigs for the characters in the film. Fans found out that most of the hair was ordered from Russia. So the chic curls of the elves got them from the Slavs.

5. The famous scene of Elrond’s council is accompanied by a slight fall of leaves. It turns out that 50 workers were involved to create the fall leaves. They scattered foliage at regular intervals. For this, an impressive number of bags of fallen leaves were collected in advance. And since the leaves quickly turned black, each leaf had to be manually repainted.

6. Several extras were forced to walk around the Prancing Pony tavern on stilts. So the director decided to show the difference in height between humans and hobbits.

But the growth of the dwarf Gimli had to be hidden. In the book, the gnomes are shown as stocky and short creatures, and the growth of John Rhys-Davis, who played Gimli, is 185 centimeters. He was the tallest actor of the fraternity.

7. The guest star on the film was musician and singer David Bowie, in the role of Elrond.

8. As you know, scenes in films are not shot in chronological order. At the time of filming the scene of the death of Gandalf and the farewell of the members of the fraternity, none of the actors had yet worked with Ian McKellen, much less seen him in the guise of Gandalf.

9. In the first part, the hobbit Pippin asks about the second breakfast, for which he receives an apple from Aragorn. The cameramen filmed 16 takes of Aragorn throwing apples, as Viggo Mortensen “enjoyed himself immensely,” as Billy Boyd later said.

10. The famous swordsman Bob Anderson taught the actors how to use the sword.

11. Orlando Bloom performed all the stunts himself, in one of the scenes he broke his rib. Viggo Mortensen also performed stunts on his own, he received many more “work injuries”.

12. In one scene on the battlefield, an annoyed Aragorn kicks a helmet lying on the ground. The character depicts such pain and despair that one is amazed at his acting talent. As it turned out, after kicking the helmet, Viggo Mortensen just broke his toe and screamed in pain. But the director liked the take so much that it entered the film.

Another time Viggo was filmed in a fight scene, where part of his tooth was really knocked out. The actor decided to glue the knocked-out shard to his tooth, but Peter Jackson sent him to the dentist at lunchtime.

Once Viggo injured his face so badly that some of the scenes had to be urgently redrawn. The fact is that in their free time from filming, the cast became interested in surfing and received such bruises and abrasions that even the wonderful make-up artists of The Lord of the Rings could not hide them. Therefore, the location of the cameras during filming was changed. The viewer can notice that in the caves of Moria, Aragorn only shows one side of his face.

13. There was no funny scene where Gandalf bangs his head against the ceiling in Bilbo’s house.It’s just that Ian McKellen hit the scenery, but didn’t get out of character and continued playing.

14. In the film, you can see two scenes, where hands are shown in close-up, fingering the ring. It’s easy to recognize Elijah Wood’s hands: his bad habit is that he bites his nails, and therefore his nails on his hands in one of the scenes are badly bitten. In another, the manicure of the “hobbit” -dubler is ideal.

15. The most famous fact is that eight of the nine members of the Brotherhood got a tattoo of the elven “9” as a souvenir.Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic Monaghan and Sean Bean did it on the shoulder, Sean Astin and Billy Boyd on the ankle, Orlando Bloom on the forearm, and Elijah Wood on the lower abdomen. Tattoos can be seen, for example, on Dominic Monaghan in the TV series Lost. The elven symbol “10” was filled by the director of the film, Peter Jackson.

16. Peter Jackson not only supervised the process, but also actively played in various scenes. In the first part of the film, he can be seen at the “Prancing Pony” tavern, as a gawker, gnawing on carrots.At first, the director was given a smoking pipe, but from several puffs he felt sick, and the pipe was changed to carrots. In the second part, Peter throws a spear at the orc as the protector of Helm’s Deep, and in the third, Jackson the pirate is shot by Legolas. Other project leaders also appear in the scenes of the trilogy.

17. The children of Peter Jackson took part in the film. They played the hobbitts, to whom Bilbo tells a horror story about trolls on his birthday. After the kids were spotted starring the residents of Rohan hiding in Helm’s Deep.They later appeared on the screens as natives of Minas Tirith, in the scene where Faramir goes to storm Osgiliath.

18. New Zealand raised $ 200 million thanks to the Fellowship of the Ring. The politicians even set up a Lord of the Rings ministry. Officials of this ministry analyzed what opportunities the country has in the production of the film.

Schedule of work of trauma centers and the schedule of doctors in Moscow: registration and addresses of the medical institution

Emergency room

GBUZ GP No. 23 DZM branch No. 3 (GP No. 167) Trauma center

+7 (495) 371-99-28

G.Moscow, Vostrukhina street, 5

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Ryazan Avenue
5 minutes. on foot

18 minuteson foot

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GBUZ CDC No. 4 DZM branch No. 2 (GP No. 58) Trauma center

+7 (499) 148-17-55

G. Moscow, Fizkulturny proezd, 6

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16 minutes on foot

19 minuteson foot

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GBUZ DGP 81 DZM BRANCH 1 Trauma center

+7 (495) 333-70-05

G. Moscow, General Antonov street, 11

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15 minutes. on foot

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GBUZ g.Moscow “City polyclinic № 201 DZM” Trauma center

Moscow, Zelenograd, office 2042

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GBUZ g. Moscow “Children’s City Polyclinic No. 129 DZM” Trauma center

+7 (495) 315-18-00

Moscow, Chertanovskaya street, 28A

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17 minuteson foot

21 minutes on foot

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GBUZ KDP No. 121 DZM Branch No. 7 Trauma center

+7 (495) 711-03-27

G.Moscow, Ratnaya street, 8G

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Dmitry Donskoy Boulevard
10 min. on foot

13 minuteson foot

Starokachalovskaya street
11 minutes on foot

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GBUZ of Moscow “City Children’s Clinic No. 91 DZM” Trauma center

+7 (499) 612-94-57

G.Moscow, Akademika Millionshchikova street, 22

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19 minuteson foot

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GBUZ Moscow “Children’s city polyclinic № 145 DZM” Trauma center

+7 (495) 342-60-26

G. Moscow, Borisovskie Prudy street, 10, building 3

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5 minutes. on foot

21 minuteson foot

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GBUZ G MOSCOW GP 170 DZM Branch No. 2 (GP No. 211) Trauma center

G.Moscow, Varshavskoe shosse, 148, building 1

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Academician Yangel Street
11 minuteson foot

18 minutes on foot

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Moscow “City polyclinic number 66 DZM” Trauma center

+7 (499) 746-62-50

G. Moscow, Saltykovskaya street, 11B

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21 minutes on foot

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GBUZ “DGP No. 86 DZM” Trauma center

+7 (495) 486-57-85

G. Moscow, Korovinskoe highway, 36A

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GBUZ DGP No. 130 DZM Branch No. 1 Trauma center

+7 (495) 415-81-74

G.Moscow, Autumn Boulevard, 19

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8 minutes on foot

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GBUZ g. Moscow “City Polyclinic No. 23 DZM” Trauma center

+7 (499) 796-05-10

Moscow, Aviakonstruktora Mil street, 6, building 1

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4 minuteson foot

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GBUZ “DGP No. 104 DZM” Branch No. 2 (DGP No. 100) Trauma center

G.Moscow, Novorogozhskaya street, 34, p. 1

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14 minutes on foot

Ilyich Square
16 minuteson foot

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GBUZ “DGP No. 132 DZM” Trauma center

+7 (495) 733-52-84

G.Moscow, Novoorlovskaya street, 2, building 1

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Bohr highway
14 minutes on foot

12 minuteson foot

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GBUZ DGP 120 DZM Structural unit 5 Trauma center

+7 (495) 701-20-95

G. Moscow, Saltykovskaya street, 7B

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22 minutes on foot

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GBUZ GP No. 220 DZM branch No. 1 (GP No. 42) Trauma center

+7 (499) 256-23-87


+7 (499) 259-55-10

G. Moscow, Mantulinskaya street, 12

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Street 1905
16 minutes on foot

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23 minutes on foot

Business center
24 minuteson foot

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GBU GP No. 180 DZM branch No. 1 Trauma center

+7 (495) 758-12-86

G.Moscow, street Kulakova, 23

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9 minutes on foot

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GBUZ g. Moscow “City polyclinic number 109 DZM” Trauma center

+7 (499) 786-03-13

Moscow, Guryanova street, 4, building 3

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9 minuteson foot

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GBUZ GP No. 62 DZM branch No. 4 (GP No. 39) Trauma center

+7 (495) 612-52-67

G.Moscow, Novaya Bashilovka street, 14

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Petrovsky park
15 minutes. on foot

16 minuteson foot

16 minutes on foot

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SPECIAL GBUZ GP No. 2 DZM branch No. 1 (GP No. 35) Trauma center

+7 (495) 311-86-36

G.Moscow, Chertanovskaya street, 14

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19 minutes on foot

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GBUZ Moscow “City polyclinic number 9 DZM” Trauma center

+7 (495) 347-73-86

G.Moscow, Perervinsky Boulevard, 4, building 2

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14 minutes on foot

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GBUZ of Moscow “City polyclinic № 69 DZM” Trauma center

+7 (495) 304-30-71

G.Moscow, 2nd Vladimirskaya street, 31A

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8 minutes on foot

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GBUZ GP No. 45 DZM branch 1 Trauma center

+7 (499) 458-91-87

G.Moscow, Pulkovskaya street, 8, p. 1

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Water stadium
11 minutes on foot

River Station
21 minuteson foot

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GBUZ GP No. 19 DZM Branch No. 2 (GP No. 47) Trauma center

+7 (495) 359-12-58

G.Moscow, Armavirskaya street, 2/20

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11/01/2016 Is it possible to lie down for an arm or a leg for good!

It is often difficult to wake up in the morning, but what if we have already got up and our hand does not want to wake up. We twist and shake our hand, pinch it with all our might, but it is completely numb.It looks funny, but we are not laughing, because our limb seems to prick thousands of needles, the familiar sensation is true.

Usually parents tell us that this is due to a lack of blood, the vessels were pinched and a part of the body began to die off, and when the blood returns to the arm or leg, it seems to come to life. The same thing happens when we sit for a long time with our legs tucked under us or squatting. But we know that if the brain is deprived of blood flow, it dies in just 5 minutes.

Why then do we always wake up on time? Why have we never heard of unlucky people who lost their limbs in a dream or after a boring lecture?

The fact is that most of the tissues from which our arms and legs are made, such as muscles and skin, can live much longer without blood.An arm or a leg can live up to 6 hours without blood flow at all and not die, but if you think about it, this is not so surprising. We know that a skilled surgeon can reattach a severed finger or even an entire arm a few hours after an accident. The main thing is to put the torn piece on ice, the low temperature slows down the life processes in the cells so that they spend oxygen more slowly.

But there is one type of cell that consumes just a huge amount of energy and oxygen, it is nerve cells.This is why our brains can be so easily killed, our huge computer consumes 120 grams of glucose or half a cup of sugar every day. This is almost 1/4 of the energy that a person uses per day. But nerve tissues, unlike muscles, do not yet know how to store fuel.

In fact, when we lay down an arm or leg, we do not risk losing it at all. Yes, if you squeeze the vessels, the blood flow slows down, but we did not put a tourniquet on our hand. Blood still enters the limb, just less of it, and the most voracious oxygen consumers are the first to suffer.

When the nerves begin to choke, they send random signals to the brain, the pain receptors nociceptors are especially noisy. We usually feel it right away and change our posture to restore blood flow. But if we sleep, the nerves also fall asleep over time and the limb becomes numb. instead, neurons in the spine and brain start firing, just to remember the silence. That is, the goosebumps are not at all in a seated leg, but an error message in our own brain. But when the nerves begin to wake up, they send strong surges of electricity to the brain, and that’s when we feel the painful pricks of a thousand needles.

Is it dangerous or not? It depends on how long we have deprived the nerves of oxygen, if goose bumps, needles, numbness disappear in a few seconds or minutes, then the nerves are damaged only slightly. If blood flow had been interrupted for longer, the pain would have been strong enough to wake up. But it happens that a person does not respond to pain. That is why surgeons make sure that people under anesthesia do not pinch their vessels. And sometimes a person puts himself under anesthesia with the help of alcohol or drugs, this is called Autonomic Nerve Neuropathy or Sleep Paralysis.