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#41: Dead Villages: Russia’s Rural Exodus, Demographic and Health Crises

Originally published in the June issue of Walrus Magazine as “A Russian Tragedy.” In fact, I was just in Russia for three weeks in September, 2007, and despite the very real and unresolved issues in this Dispatch, the people are happier and nicer than I’ve ever seen them in the 25 years I’ve been visiting my erstwhile motherland. The country is normalizing. Click here to read the Dispatch [1]