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Bloomberg Businessweek Examines Russia's AIDS Epidemic

January 14, 2014

Bloomberg Businessweek: Russian HIV Surge Shows Scourge Sochi Swagger Can't Mask

"... Hidden from the outside world and abetted by policies that critics say promote infections rather than curbing them, the HIV scourge plaguing Russia is one that even the poorest countries have begun to subdue. As Putin puts the final touches on preparations for the $48 billion Winter Olympics in Sochi and strives to expand Russian influence in international affairs, 1.3 million of his countrymen have the life-threatening virus that causes AIDS, according to the Russian Federal AIDS Center ..." (Bennett/Kravchenko, 1/13)

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