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When East meets West

When East meets West

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.

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On Russia’s AIDS front

On Russia’s AIDS front

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?”

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