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About Artur Asafyev

Artur Asafyev is a freelance correspondent for Radio Svoboda and Novaya Gazeta in Ufa, Bashkortostan. He has worked as a journalist since 1991 for a number of publications, including Interfax, Bashinform and regional editions of Rossiyskaya Gazeta and Kommersant. He focuses on federal and regional politics, protest movements, inter-ethnic relations and ecological problems, as well as the crisis in Ukraine. In 1999, he received the Larisa Yudina Vopreki award for journalism. 

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Outrage and outsourcing in Russian healthcare

The doctor is out. Hunger strikes, mistreatment of patients and general desperation are beginning to seem like a feature – as opposed to a bug – of Russia’s healthcare system. Русский

These hills are ours

In Bashkortostan, the hills are alive with the sound of limestone quarrying. Now local civil society is taking on one of Russia’s largest chemical consortia. Русский

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