Category Archives: Medicine and Health

Ukrainian Health Crisis — Is Music The Cure? – Part III

Dear Readers: Finishing up with this piece by Viktoria Fedotova, on the crisis of the Ukrainian healthcare situation.  It is the story (or extended metaphor) of a patient, a little girl named Ukraina, born with several genetic defects and badly … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Health Crisis — Is Music The Cure? – Part II

ОХ, В ГОРЕ ЖИТЬ – НЕКРУЧИННУ БЫТЬ (Old Russian folk song, collected by Kirsha Danilov) А и горя, горе-гореваньица! А в горе жить – некручинну быть, Нагому ходить – не стыдитися, А и денег нету – перед деньгами, Появилась гривна … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Health Crisis — Is Music The Cure? – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I have this piece by Viktoria Fedotova, on the current crisis of the Ukrainian healthcare situation. There is much that has been written about Ulana Suprun, Ukraine’s Minister of Healthcare.  Ulana’s English-language wiki page is rather glowing … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Cancer Patients Treated in LPR

This Politnavigator piece is from about a week ago.  The writer is Marina Yudina from Luhansk.  She reports that cancer patients are travelling to the Separatist enclave of Luhansk Peoples Republic (LPR) from federally-controlled areas of the Ukraine, in search … Continue reading

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Is Ukraine A Victim of American Biological Warfare? – Part IV

Dear Readers: The summer is over!  It’s September 1 and the leaves are turning on the trees at my bucolic country estate of Mikhailovskoye, where I pen this blog. Normally this would be the day when I do my monthly … Continue reading

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Is Ukraine A Victim of American Biological Warfare? – Part III

Dear Readers: Ever since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the United States and NATO have been busy as beavers setting up military bases and radar installations along the entire Russian perimeter, wherever they can find a spot.  Preparations for … Continue reading

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Is Ukraine A Victim of American Biological Warfare? – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing to work through this piece by VZGLIAD military reporter Evgeny Krutikov.  Like a clever newsie, Krutikov draws the readers in with his sensationalistic lede about American biological warfare labs possibly being the source of mysterious local (in … Continue reading

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