A Tour of Russian Medicine and Nutrition

In 1978 MOTHER EARTH NEWS took part in a tour of the USSR to observe Russian medicine and nutritional practices.



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The tour of Russian medicine and nutrition began in Moscow.
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Friendly kindergarten children on a collective farm in North Ossetia sang songs for the tourists and gave them big bunches of roses and peonies.
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Young boys in Pyatigorsk enjoy a forbidden swim in a crater formed by warm sulfur springs in Proval Lake.
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A member of the tour group talks to the nomadic beekeeper of a state bee farm—he travels from place to place setting up hives wherever wildflowers are in bloom.
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More of the Moscow skyline.
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Leningrad—Peter the Great's "Venice of the North"—sits on 110 islands linked by 110 bridges.
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Tandell Jeopua—who lives in the village of Chlou in Abkhazia and is 114 years old—poses with University of Connecticut professor-emeritus of gerontology  Walter McCain.
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For some reason tourists like to take pictures of Soviet posters.
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Men doing calisthenics in Pyatigorsk's radon (radioactive) "health baths."
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The peaks of the Caucasus Mountains tower over 16,000 feet high.
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Ring Mountain, a natural geological formation near Kislovodsk.
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