News from the Region

Not only drug addicts reject their children

The idea that the only women who reject their own children are drug addicts and alcoholics is widely believed but is a myth, said the President of the charity Volunteers helping Orphans Elena Alshanskaya at a press conference in Moscow.…

Rare diseases included in new Russian bill

The Protection of Citizen’s Health Bill introduces the concept of ‘rare diseases’   The above was announced by Elena Grigorenko, chief executive of the Moscow branch of the Association of Organisations of Patients Suffering from Rare Diseases, Genetika, at a…

Delay for reflection before abortions

Russian women to reflect for a week before proceeding with an abortion:‘for’ and ‘against’   A number of deputies (MPs) want to include a provision in the Principles of Maintaining the Health of Russian Citizens Bill, which has passed its…

Russian Public Chamber debates pension reform

A debate took place in the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation on current issues relating to pensions. The pros and cons of the current pensions system were discussed, along with possible changes set out in a recent report drafted…

News from BEARR website training

Success A massive search involving aircraft and ground troops has been launched after he went missing from his base in central Helmand. He had left the base alone in the early hours of Monday morning, a move which is described…