- 65 min.
Perm cardiac surgeon Sergey Sukhanov, who has performed more than 15,000 open heart surgeries in his career, has always considered human life and health to be the most important values on earth. He managed to prove that the Perm Territory needed its own cardio industry, and in the mid-2000s a modern Cardio Center was to appear there. The state allocated significant funds for its construction, but the commissioning of the Center was constantly delayed. Tired of fighting with regional officials, Professor Sukhanov continued to work in a two-hundred-year-old mansion that housed an old hospital. At the end of 2011, Sukhanov unexpectedly received an offer from the Kremlin to head Vladimir Putin's campaign headquarters.