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Russia Hospital Visit Highlights Healthcare Decay

Hanna Rún Bazev Óladóttir, a 26-year-old Iceland ballroom champion, blogged and posted pictures about her experience after being rushed to a hospital in Penza, Russia, for chest pains. While reactions on social media were mixed, it nevertheless brought attention to the seemingly dire condition of the state of healthcare in rural Russia, such as the province of Penza. While access to good hospitals is mostly available in large cities like Moscow, a reported 17,500 towns and villages across Russia lack a serviceable medical infrastructure. The decaying conditions of Russia’s state...

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