May 01, 1997

Russia, Take Heart

Russia’s health care system is in crisis. The safety net of free medical care is gone. Doctors, patients and medical centers are all struggling to survive with little or no government aid. Against this backdrop, Russian Life Executive Editor Mikhail Ivanov visited the prestigious Bakulev Cardiovascular Center in Moscow. He talked with doctors and nurses about what the current health crisis means for this one hospital. The diagnosis is sobering. Particularly since, as the writer Ivan Turgenev once wrote, “if this is the cream, what about the milk...?”


"Oh you, great shadow, how lucky your are not to be among us. We live in a country where the state is everything and the man is nothing "

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