a1 A senior research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Science, and teaches philosophy and bioethics at Moscow State University
a2 An editor of the journal Chelovek, is Departmental Chief at the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Science, and teaches bioethics at Moscow State University
In the last 7 years, Russia has seen deep changes in all spheres of political and economic life. Some new realities have appeared in Russian medicine as well. This paper tells the story of how these changes came about, what kind of unusal situation were created, and how these situation are recognized in professional and public debates.