Magazine article Russian Life

Not an HMO: New Hospital to Cater to the Wealthy Elite

Magazine article Russian Life

Not an HMO: New Hospital to Cater to the Wealthy Elite

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Russia's richest man, Roman Abramovich, is building a posh, $153-million hospital near Moscow for the country's rich and famous. It will be as upscale as a five-star hotel, the Sunday Times reported.

The Moscow Medical Center will become the most luxurious and technologically advanced hospital in Russia, eliminating the need for an overseas trip to get western standards of medical care.

The hospital will occupy an 8.7-acre park on the southern edge of Moscow, employing a medical staff of 700 to care for 400 patients.

Construction is due to be completed next year.

"It is not an anti-Georgian campaign, but a pro-Russian one. It is
simply that they entrusted it to the militia, which really does not
know how to fulfill their duties delicately."
Zaali Tsanava, a Russian citizen of Georgian extraction and deputy
director of Russian Standard Vodka, who was detained for six hours in
this fall's mass arrests of Georgians in Russia. (Vedomosti)

"How can we talk about the CIS' effectiveness, when in this hall, as
at previous meetings, we hear the agenda and it says nothing whatsoever
about the fact that two CIS countries are on the brink of war?"
Nino Burdzhanadze, speaker of the Georgian Parliament at the
parliamentary assembly of the CIS in St. Petersburg (BBC Russian
Service)

"I congratulated two thousand people [on the November 7 anniversary of
the Bolshevik revolution], including members of the government, in
order that they not forget their roots. … 
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