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4: Russia, Take Heart
An examination of Russia's ailing healthcare system, through the lens of Moscow's elite Bakulev Center. Bakulev is one of the best heart hospitals in all Russia. So why is the paint peeling and who do doctors and nurses moonlight? If this is the best, what of the rest?
6: A Plague Ignored
What is Russia doing, or not doing about the AIDS pandemic?
12: The Couture of Power
Elizabeth I (1741-1761) loved horseback riding, carousing and building palaces, but not ruling. Meet the daughter of Peter the Great.
17: The Body Politic
A revealing retrospective on Russian leaders' health, from Lenin to Yeltsin -- what they have sought to cover up, and why.
22: It's spring, say thank you to the Party!
The first of two weather-related columns collects together phrases and idioms in Russian on spring and summer.
25: A Tradition Sadly Fading
A look at the history of the Russian Red Cross, which celebrates its 130th anniversary in May 1997.
26: The Blue Pearl of Siberia
There is no place on earth to compare with Lake Baikal. Explore its shores in this, the third installment in the Westcott's saga about their drive across Russia.
32: How Friendly the Sky?
How safe are Russia's skies? This installment of the Practical Traveler takes an in -depth look and offers suggestions on how to travel more safely.
36: Poor Man's Caviar
When you can't afford beluga, try eggplant caviar. It's a treat that will spice up any party.