Andrew Young

Andy Young currently lives in London but used to live in Siberia and has a long-standing interest in Russian politics. Andy blogs at Siberian Light.

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Russia: Bloggers Expose a Pharmaceutical Scam

  14 November 2007

Thousands of Russian bloggers have united to combat a pharmaceutical scam that tried to persuade Russian pensioners to spend around half of their annual pension on a course of 'anti-arthritis' drugs that were actually little more than vitamin pills. In the course of their campaign, bloggers have not only publicised the scam nationwide, they've forced the notoriously unresponsive Russian government to act.