MOSCOW OPENS ITS FIRST HOSPICE.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 174
President Yeltsin’s wife Naina was present yesterday at the official opening of Moscow’s first hospice. (RTR, September 18) There are now 22 hospices caring for the dying in Russia. The first was opened in what was Leningrad in the late 1980s, largely through the efforts of the late, great journalist Victor Zorza and his wife. At the time, Zorza explained that he chose Leningrad rather than Moscow because bureaucratic resistance to what was then a revolutionary idea was less strong outside the capital.