For much of the 20th century, Russian medicine was cut off from the international scientific community by the isolation of the Cold War. As it begins in earnest to reconnect, a Yale collaboration in Tatarstan is helping to break down old bariers. A letter from Kazan.
To appreciate the sea change under way at Kazan State Medical University, one needs a swift history lesson, a tour of the 189-year-old school that shows what this seat of learning once was and what it hopes to be.
A dozen years after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia is a focal point of the world’s fastest-growing AIDS epidemic. Now Russian scientists and their counterparts at Yale are working to stem the tide. A letter from St. Petersburg.
On a cool evening early last October, half a dozen graduate students of psychology and sociology began knocking on doors in a college dormitory in St. Petersburg, Russia, to ask the residents a simple question: “Whom do you talk to most?”