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Genome reduction in a hemiclonal frog Rana esculenta from radioactively contaminated areas. (1/960)

A decrease in genome size was found in the hemiclonal hybridogenetic frog Rana esculenta (R. ridibunda x R. lessonae) from areas of radioactive contamination that resulted from the Chernobyl fallout. This genome reduction was of up to 4% and correlated with the background level of gamma-radiation (linear regression corresponded on average to -0.4% per doubling of radiation level). No change in genome size was observed in the coexisting parental species R. lessonae. There was no correlation between genome size and body mass in R. esculenta froglets, which have metamorphosed in the year of the study. The hemiclonal forms may become a suitable object for study on biological significance of individual DNA sequences (and of genome size as a whole) because mutant animals with deletions in a specified genome can arise after a low radiation dose. The proneness to genetic damage makes such forms also a prospective bioindicator of radioactive (and possibly other mutagenic) pollution with the effects of genetic damage conveniently and rapidly monitored by DNA flow cytometry.  (+info)

Asthma mortality in Russia between 1980 and 1989. (2/960)

There is evidence that mortality due to asthma has increased in a number of nations over the last two decades. This study was conducted to assess asthma mortality rates in Russia from 1980 to 1989. Data obtained were compared with figures from other countries. National asthma deaths were obtained from the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. Age- and sex-specific rates per 100,000 population per year were adjusted to the European population. Annual changes in mortality rates for the study period were estimated by linear regression analysis. Between 1980 and 1989, asthma mortality rates per 100,000 population per year increased from 3.7 to 5.3 in the total Russian population. Differences according to age and sex were observed. Asthma deaths increased with age and in most cases males showed higher death rates than females. There was a statistically significant annual increase in mortality rates for young males < 5 yrs of age and for adult males aged 35-64 yrs, as well as for females aged > or = 65 yrs. Asthma mortality rates in Russia between 1980 and 1989 may be considered moderate as compared with death rates reported for the same period in other countries.  (+info)

Mitochondrial DNA sequence diversity in Russians. (3/960)

The article presents the results of the first regular study of Russian populations by sequencing the control region of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). The sequenced region is the most variable on mtDNA molecule and is commonly used for population and evolutionary studies. Russians form one of the largest ethnic groups (more than 129 million). However, their genetic diversity had only been characterized with RFLP and biochemical markers, although there are already established mtDNA sequence databases for many ethnic groups of the world. We have obtained sequence data from 103 individuals living in three Russian regions: Kostroma, Kursk, and Rjazan. The sequenced fragment analyzed is 360 bp in length (positions from 16024 to 16383). Fifty nine nucleotide positions have been found polymorphic in Russians, among those were 57 transitions and two transversions. One individual is found having two insertions of two cytosines between positions 16184 and 16193. Among 64 different mitotypes identified in the study 52 were unique in these samples. The index of genetic diversity (Nei, 1987) for Russians is 0.96. This value is within the established range for European populations (0.93 to 0.98). Genetic distances calculated from our data show that Russians form a cluster with Germans, Bulgarians, Swedes, Estonians, and Volgo-Finns are more distant from Karelians and Finns, and much more differ from Turks and especially Mongolians.  (+info)

Heart period and heart period variability during sleep on the MIR space station. (4/960)

The long-term acclimation of cardiac rhythms to microgravity was studied in four astronauts aboard the Russian space station MIR during wakefulness and sleep. Sleep polygraphies were obtained between the third and the 30th day in space and, in addition, prior to mission on the ground. From each of the sleep polygraphies, beat-to-beat intervals of cardiac rhythms were determined. The response of heart period and heart period variability to the stimulus microgravity was tested during sleep across sleep stages and during waking. A lengthening of heart period by about 100 ms was found in space compared to measurements on the ground. The slowing of heart rate was more pronounced for non-REM sleep than for REM sleep. A systematic change in heart period in relation to the duration of the stay in space could not be detected. An analysis of heart period variability in the high frequency (respiratory sinus arrhythmia) band supports the hypothesis that the decrease of heart rate under microgravity is produced by an increase in parasympathetic activity. Testing the response of cardiac rhythms to microgravity across distinct behavioural states seems to be a powerful tool to investigate the cardiovascular system.  (+info)

Cancer mortality in Russia and Ukraine: validity, competing risks and cohort effects. (5/960)

BACKGROUND: The dramatic increase in mortality in Russia and Ukraine in the late 1980s and 1990s has been due to increases in certain causes of death, particularly cardiovascular disease and accidents and violence. In contrast, there has been a slight fall in mortality from cancer. METHODS: This paper presents an analysis of trends and patterns in cancer mortality and examines four possible explanations for its recent fall: changes in data collection; cohort effects; competing mortality from other causes of death; and improvements in health care. RESULTS: All contribute to some extent to the observed changes, with each affecting predominantly different age groups. There is evidence of a significant underrecording of cancer deaths among the elderly especially in rural areas and of significant changes in coding practices in the early 1990s. Competing mortality from cardiovascular diseases and accidents can explain some reduction in male deaths from cancer in middle age. Birth cohort effects can explain some reduction among males after early middle age and among females at all ages. The impact of changes in health care are more difficult to identify with certainty but there is evidence of reduced deaths from childhood leukaemia. IMPLICATIONS: Recent changes in mortality in Russia are complex and their understanding will require a multidisciplinary approach embracing demography, epidemiology and health services research.  (+info)

Genetic diversity in the protective antigen gene of Bacillus anthracis. (6/960)

Bacillus anthracis is a gram-positive spore-forming bacterium that causes the disease anthrax. The anthrax toxin contains three components, including the protective antigen (PA), which binds to eucaryotic cell surface receptors and mediates the transport of toxins into the cell. In this study, the entire 2,294-nucleotide protective antigen gene (pag) was sequenced from 26 of the most diverse B. anthracis strains to identify potential variation in the toxin and to further our understanding of B. anthracis evolution. Five point mutations, three synonymous and two missense, were identified. These differences correspond to six different haploid types, which translate into three different amino acid sequences. The two amino acid changes were shown to be located in an area near a highly antigenic region critical to lethal factor binding. Nested primers were used to amplify and sequence this same region of pag from necropsy samples taken from victims of the 1979 Sverdlovsk incident. This investigation uncovered five different alleles among the strains present in the tissues, including two not seen in the 26-sample survey. One of these two alleles included a novel missense mutation, again located just adjacent to the highly antigenic region. Phylogenetic (cladistic) analysis of the pag corresponded with previous strain grouping based on chromosomal variation, suggesting that plasmid evolution in B. anthracis has occurred with little or no horizontal transfer between the different strains.  (+info)

Problems of transition from tax-based system of health care finance to mandatory health insurance model in Russia. (7/960)

This article examines three problems burdening the Russian system of health care finance in transition period: (a) unrealistic government promise to cover health care coverage too wide to be achieved with available resources; (b) inefficient management of health care delivery systems; and (c) lack in evidence of actual positive changes effected by the new players: mandatory health insurance carriers and funds. Radical reshaping of the health benefits promised by the government and introduction of patient co-payments are considered as a way to normalize public health sector finance and operations. Two alternative approaches to the reform of the existing eclectic system of health care management are available. Institutional preconditions for operational effectiveness of third-party purchasers of health services in public-financed health sector are defined.  (+info)

Reflections on a painful transition: from socialized to insurance medicine in Russia. (8/960)

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia decided to replace its deeply flawed and under-funded system of socialized medicine by a scheme of health insurance that involved the decentralization of health services and of off-budget financing. Every enterprise would pay 3.6% of its salary fund into a Regional Health Insurance Fund, and the Fund would finance private insurance companies that would compete for clients. The non-working population would have its insurance premiums paid from the budgets of regions or municipalities. The transition from one system to another has been problematic and plagued with a variety of problems not the least of which is that the Russian economic structure is not geared to sustain an insurance system at the present time. The Russian case presents an instructive experiment with the premature introduction of a scheme touted as an "anti-model" to socialized medicine and geared to market and legal arrangements that are, as yet, largely non-existent. Under-funding of health services remains and leads to the polarization of the population into those few who can afford private care, and the vast majority for whom this care is difficult to obtain, or unobtainable. This has ominous political implications.  (+info)

  • We will flight to Russia.Arrive in Saint Petersburg. (
  • Today we visitPeter and Paul Fortress 】 it is the original citadel of St. Petersburg, Russia, founded by Peter the Great in1703.In the early 1920s, it was still used as a prison and execution ground by the bolshevik government. (
  • The total fertility rate (TFR), which measures how many children the average woman in a region will have, in Russia is 1.62 children born/woman as of 2017. (
  • In April 2017, the Supreme Court of Russia decided that Jehovah's Witnesses were extremists. (
  • A total of 91 consecutive clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus were collected at the Regional Hospital of Arkhangelsk, Russia, from May to December 2004, and examined for antimicrobial susceptibility, methicillin resistance and presence of Panton-Valentine leucocidin (PVL) genes. (
  • Russia is on the brink of a generalized HIV-epidemic, but Arkhangelsk is still a low-prevalence area. (
  • At the time the program t was the largest public health program for children in Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union. (
  • Russia has more physicians, hospitals, and health care workers than almost any other country in the world on a per capita basis, but since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the health of the Russian population has declined considerably as a result of social, economic, and lifestyle changes. (
  • The first time for the territory of European Russia describes the cases of catching bats with signs of albinism. (
  • That's why we consider that it is necessary to describe some cases of catching bats with signs of albinism in European Russia. (
  • Despite the rather gloomy picture, Russia has made great strides in particular areas of healthcare provision, such as laser eye surgery and heart surgery. (
  • With the considerable risks attached to healthcare in Russia, visitors and expats are strongly urged to buy adequate provision to avoid a scenario which could potentially be life threatening, extremely expensive or involve treatment well below Western standards. (
  • Most Christians in Russia are members of the Russian Orthodox Church . (
  • Overall, there are about 61 million Russian Orthodox Christians in Russia, making up 43% of the population. (
  • The announcement by the Russian MOH in 2006 that it would assume full financial responsibility for vaccinating all 13-year-olds throughout Russia against hepatitis B was a clear affirmation of the Foundation's vaccination initiative as a model of a sustainable public health program. (
  • Winter Palace 】 from 1732 to 1917, the official residence of the Russian monarchs.The palace was constructed on a monumental scale that was intended to reflect the might and power of Imperial Russia. (
  • London continues to favor cooperation with Russia despite the deteriorating situation in Syria, UK Prime Minister Theresa May's deputy spokesperson told reporters on Monday. (
  • Russia is a vast area covering 17,075,200 sq km, bordering Eastern European countries such as Poland to the West and as far as China to the East. (
  • Russia has a significant role to play as one of the political partners in bringing about the solution of the situation in Syria. (
  • On Saturday, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he had cancelled his visit to Russia scheduled for April 10 because of the changing situation in Syria. (
  • We have called on Russia to use its influence with the Assad regime and we will continue to make these calls and continue to press Russia to be part of the solution. (
  • Our position with Russia remains the same - we will engage with Russia we are very open about the fact that we will continue to engage with Russia but we will do so in a very clear-eyed and robust way," he said answering a question from a TASS correspondent. (
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  • Russia is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World 2020 , Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide. (
  • Categorized as a Consolidated Authoritarian regime, Russia receives a Democracy Percentage of 7 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2020 report. (
  • Jul 22, 2020 · More information about Russia is available on the Russia Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet. (
  • Jan 16, 2020 · The United States has pushed hard for further political and economic reforms in Russia , while Russia bristles at what it sees as meddling in its internal affairs. (
  • /2020/09/01/us/politics/us- russia . (
  • The Mueller investigation is still looking into the possibility of Trump campaign's colluding with Russia. (
  • Giuliani Preps His Defense Against the Mueller Report: 'Nothing Ever Happened' Among the gems in Trump's lawyers' reported 80-page counter of the Mueller report: contacts with Russia aren't serious as they "never went anywhere. (
  • According to WHO data on 46 countries between 1998 and 2003, Russia, with 71 cases per 100,000 of the male population, topped the list. (
  • Led by Federal Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation Hon. Nikolai Nikiforov, with participation of 30 top Russian government IT executives, the forum will consist of a range of sessions about the development of a world-class ICT infrastructure in Russia, successful e-government projects, and Russia's strategy to support further development of a competitive ICT industry. (
  • Rice accused Russia and China of wanting to sell arms to the Syrian regime rather than stand with the Syrian people - an accusation vehemently denied by Russia's Churkin. (
  • New Transcript Shows Trump Adviser Michael Flynn Colluding With Russia in 2016 Michael Flynn had good reason to lie to the FBI about his conversation with Russia's ambassador. (
  • Scale model of Russia's T-50 fighter jet, made by the Sukhoi Aviation Military Industrial Combine, draws visitors at the China-Russia Expo, in Harbin, on Oct 12. (
  • Even in light of these differences, it is sometimes still surprising how limited energy sector cooperation is between China and Russia, despite Russia's vast energy resources and China's rapidly growing needs, the geographic proximity of the two states, and the strategic advantage of having an overland supply route invulnerable to U.S. Navy at-sea interdiction. (
  • Russia: Where's Putin? (
  • In the decade since Vladimir Putin first came to power, Russia fell from 52nd to 63rd on the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index, despite massive oil-funded state spending and an ambitious--sounding modernization program. (
  • That's what all too many Russia-watchers have been saying since Russian troops steamrolled Georgia in August, warning that the country's strongman, Vladimir Putin, was clawing his way back toward superpower status. (
  • While Russia has capitalized impressively on its oil industry, the volatility of the world oil market means that Putin cannot count on a long-term pipeline of cash flowing from high oil prices. (
  • Over the past six months, a new kind of protest movement has swept Russia, demanding free elections in advance of those that returned Vladmir Putin to power in March. (
  • The posthumous trial has already provoked outrage among rights groups who see the whistleblower's case as indicative of the rampant judicial abuse, skyrocketing graft, and blurred boundaries between the state and organized crime that have plagued Russia under President Vladimir Putin. (
  • Trump Now Rewriting History to Deny Russia Wanted Him to Win in 2016 "You can speak to Putin or anybody else - nobody has been tougher on Russian than I have," says Trump in self-refuting claim. (
  • In the summer and fall of 2012, Putin and the parliament-controlled by his United Russia party-approved a series of repressive, vaguely worded measures that significantly expanded the array of regulatory tools available to stifle legitimate news reporting on politically embarrassing issues and limit the work of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) on media matters. (
  • Under Putin, Russia has strategically sought to destabilize European politics, undermine Democratic values and weaken the EU's resolve, particularly on a cohesive Russia policy. (
  • 3,000 such markets are active in Russia today, but their number and share of total clothing sales is diminishing. (
  • This photo-like image from August 4, 2010, shows intense fires burning across central Russia and a thick plume of smoke stretching about 3,000 kilometers (1,860 miles). (
  • Importantly, the timeline of known events fits with some of the more serious alleged Trump-Russia misconduct described in the dossier. (
  • Greenpeace Russia reveals, works out the grounds and participates in protection of such unique natural complexes. (
  • In 1994 Greenpeace Russia initiated the project "World Heritage" in order to identify and protect outstanding natural systems presently threatened by significant modification due to human impact. (
  • Also in 1994, experts from Greenpeace Russia prepared documents for inclusion of the Virgin Komi Forests territory in the World Heritage List. (
  • It will abolish an important confidence-building mechanism - including the exchange of data and an inspection regime - and introduce new tensions between Russia and its neighbours, particularly if Russia decides to redeploy its troops closer to Nato member states. (
  • Ronald Suny from the University of Chicago says that on the foreign policy front, the Georgian president will continue to move his country away from Russia, toward the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, and the West. (
  • In 2008, in response to tensions over Georgia , the United States had cancelled its most recent joint NATO - Russia military exercises. (
  • And questions about these events have not been fully answered, including the sudden distancing of Trump associates from the campaign and administration as the events and Russia ties became public. (
  • The dossier was compiled by veteran British spy Christopher Steele, who was hired to investigate Trump's ties to Russia by the Washington, DC-based opposition research firm Fusion GPS. (
  • But US investigators, who have opened investigations into several members of Trump's inner circle and their ties to Russia over the past year, say they have been able to corroborate some of the details in the dossier by intercepting some of the conversations between some senior Russian officials and other Russians, CNN reported on Friday . (
  • He is said to have close ties to Ukraine and Russia. (
  • The winners of the eight Round of 16 ties were subsequently split into two groups, with Russia, the Netherlands, France and Belarus pitted against one another and Spain taking on Ukraine, Poland and Hungary. (
  • How to Improve Georgia-Russia Ties? (
  • Russia provides moral and financial support for Georgia's rebel Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions. (
  • Another major source of friction between Georgia and Russia is the issue of the breakaway, separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia -- two regions within Georgia, but bordering Russia. (
  • Secretary of State John Kerry says there is clear evidence that Russia is firing into Ukraine and supporting rebels fighting near the MH17 crash site. (
  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development called for a sweeping system of carbon pricing, whether through taxes or cap and trade schemes, across the region which extends from eastern Europe through to Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan. (
  • The report pointed to the influence of powerful fossil fuel lobbies in Russia and Ukraine. (
  • Hosts Russia and neighbouring Ukraine will join La Roja in Tahiti, while the Netherlands can look forward to their first ever appearance at a FIFA Beach World Cup. (
  • Turkey accused Russia of bombing villages in northern Syria inhabited by Syrian Turkmen. (
  • Due to the base in Iran's Eastern Azerbaijan Russia would be able to monitor military activities in the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey and share this information with Iran. (
  • The EBRD report found that governments could boost emissions cuts by liberalizing energy prices, supporting renewable energy and introducing efficiency standards, following an in-depth study of Russia and Turkey. (
  • The 2009 policy framework in Russia and Turkey is shown to be patently insufficient," the report said, while noting that useful laws were planned or had been passed. (
  • Polyakova agreed, saying Russia prefers bilateral negotiations. (
  • While MPAA's long-held position has been that Russia must make progress on IP enforcement before the bilateral negotiations close, we view this as a constructive way forward and appreciate USTR's ongoing efforts to advance the protection of intellectual property in Russia," MPAA chairman and CEO Dan Glickman said. (
  • Russia-Syria relations refers to the bilateral relationship between Russia and Syria , which are of a strategic nature. (
  • The present slide of Russia and other nations toward possible extinction during an emerging New Dark Age, is a horror designed by mankind, which will not be undone by any means but mankind's reversing of those presently hegemonic, bad policies which have brought this strategic threat upon us: policies which still, at the moment, continue to dominate, and worsen the present global situation. (
  • In December 1995, that territory became the first in Russia to achieve the status of a World Natural Heritage property. (
  • It is hard to get roubles outside Russia and travellers are advised to take good condition US Dollars or Euro notes to change once there. (
  • Russia Fires, Pakistan Floods Linked? (
  • He also cautioned that the monsoon link between the Russia fires and Pakistan floods is difficult to prove, since it's based on observations and interpretations of past research. (
  • Intense fires continued to rage in western Russia on August 4, 2010. (
  • According to news reports, 520 fires were burning in western Russia on August 4. (
  • As of August 4, 48 people had died in the fires and more than 2,000 had lost their homes throughout central Russia, said news reports. (
  • A ribbon of smoke connects two clusters of intense fires in central Russia in this photo-like image from August 12, 2010. (
  • NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of fires and smoke in north central Russia on June 15, 2012, at 05:50 UTC (1:50 a.m. (
  • But in Russia, according to a report in the business-to-business newsletter Concise Consumer , it takes only three to seven years and up to $7 million. (
  • The report found that in Russia subsidized household power prices were holding back efficiency investment, by making it too cheap to waste high-carbon, fossil fuels. (
  • Russia is the largest country by land mass in the world, a status it maintained even after shedding 14 countries when the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991. (
  • Christmas became an official holiday and a non-labor day in Russia in 1991. (
  • Tuberculosis deaths in Russia are about triple the World Health Organization's definition of an epidemic, which is based on a new-case rate of 50 cases per 100,000 people. (
  • President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia on Sunday laid out what he said would become his government's guiding principles of foreign policy after its landmark conflict with Georgia - notably including a claim to a "privileged" sphere of influence in the world. (
  • The recognition of South Ossetia's and Abkhazia's independence by Russia is a timely step to protect these republics from new Georgian aggression. (
  • High temperatures and severe drought dried vegetation throughout central Russia, creating hazardous fire conditions in July. (
  • The Pentagon says that countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism, which has long gripped America and its allies. (
  • How can Russia attract Western investors when the country's most successful businessmen are forced to flee the country for fear of arrest? (
  • Only free, independent, and enterprising people are capable of being the driving forces behind modernization, but those are exactly the people whom the state is persecuting," says Vladimir Ryzhkov, a leader of a prominent opposition party, Another Russia. (
  • Many locals seem to think that Novgorod's friendliness to business, and scant regard for freedoms, would be just the thing for all of Russia. (
  • In exchange for the deployment of its military bases Russia could help the Iranians to deploy modern air defense and missile defense systems along the perimeter of its borders. (
  • Placing the slaves in the condition of the serfs of Poland and Russia , fixed to the soil, and without the right on the part of the master to sell or remove them. (
  • Reigning champions Russia made light work of the first round but did succumb to Poland (3-2 aet) in their final group match. (
  • Belarus's dictatorial president envisions union with Russia, but his Soviet-style political order repels many ordinary Russians. (
  • Right-wing racism and Russia-for-Russians chauvinism augur ill for a multiethnic, multiconfessional Russia, which has near 25 million Muslims. (