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Russian kids with cancer must make way for country’s top judges
Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2013 | By Will Englund

Posted on 01/21/2013 9:12:44 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee

MOSCOW — Russian health care is getting a jolt of Soviet-style management in the northern city of St. Petersburg. The prosaically named Hospital No. 31, once reserved for the Communist Party elite of Leningrad, is to be closed to the public again after more than 20 years, on orders from the Kremlin — this time, to become the exclusive medical center for the nation’s top judges.

But doctors and supporters of the hospital are furious and are vowing to fight its closure every way they can. They point out that it is among the top hospitals in the city, and that it is home to a children’s oncology unit that treats 40 percent of St. Petersburg’s pediatric cancer cases.

“Who cares about doctors who will lose their jobs?” said Alexandra Slavyanskaya, head of a charity called Happy World that raises money for children’s health care and has been a donor to Hospital No. 31. “And who cares about sick children who will not get treatment and will die? They just don’t care about people. It’s our traditional lack of respect for people.”

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1 posted on 01/21/2013 9:12:51 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Coming soon to a hospital near you — seriously.


2 posted on 01/21/2013 9:26:00 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Brad from Tennessee
The Compost's credibility on Russian reporting is lower than that of it's reporting on American events.

Deception by omission using emotional rhetoric is SOP for the leftist MSM.

3 posted on 01/21/2013 9:57:27 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

A classic look into our future thanks to Obamacare and our traiterous Chief Judge Roberts.


4 posted on 01/21/2013 9:58:40 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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