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Donna Welles · December, 2011

Washington, DC. Economist. Here is my website: http://www.donnawelles.com/

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Latest posts by Donna Welles from December, 2011

30 December 2011

Russia: AIDS Epidemic – “Shame Russia Shame”

RuNet Echo

International organizations are taking notice of Russia's AIDS epidemic and the hurdles the country faces in combating it. Recent international attention has been directed toward Russia's healthcare system, the stigma...

18 December 2011

Russia: Mikhail Khodorkovsky and the 2012 Presidential Election

RuNet Echo

Incarcerated since 2003, Mikhail Khodorkovsky is once again in Russia's political spotlight as presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov vows to pardon him if he's elected next spring. Donna Welles reports.

12 December 2011

Russia: Holy Relic Visits Nation Emerging From State-Sponsored Atheism

RuNet Echo

People from across Russia traveled great distances and endured hardships in order to view the Virgin Mary's belt - a relic believed to promote fertility. In the decades since the...

11 December 2011

Russia: “Why Are Russians Protesting Now?”

RuNet Echo

On Saturday, the world watched the biggest show of political activism seen in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union. This is hardly the first time Putin's Russia has...