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?
Most health experts, including the Russian Ministry of Health, are predicting between 800,000-1 million HIV-infected Russians by the year 2000. With this in mind, Russian Life’s Carlota Zimmerman looks at HIV/AIDS in the FSU.
Elizabeth I (1741-1761) loved horseback riding, carousing and building palaces, but not ruling. Meet the daughter of Peter the Great.
A revealing retrospective on Russian leaders' health, from Lenin to Yeltsin -- what they have sought to cover up, and why.
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The latest from the travel front.
All the news that fits from all across Russia.
The first of two weather-related columns collects together phrases and idioms in Russian on spring and summer.
A look at the history of the Russian Red Cross, which celebrates its 130th anniversary in May 1997.
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.
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.
When you can't afford beluga, try eggplant caviar. It's a treat that will spice up any party.
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