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Advita Fund
Our mission is to help cancer patients from the former Soviet Union get access to modern treatments. We want to make sure that our patients' lives depend not on their income or birthplace, but on the progress of modern medicine. Support us at

Entries by Advita Fund

An Impossible Choice

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 3:53 PM

Last week Russian forces entered Crimea under the pretense of protecting Russian nationals, despite no evidence of violence whatsoever. This week the war looks less likely, even if Crimean destiny is still uncertain.

However, some clarity has already emerged. No longer can Putin claim any pacifist moral...

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Survival of the Fittest

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 4:48 PM

Sochi Olympic Games had opened last Friday with a beautifully designed ceremony that included impressive technical solutions and excluded any mention of unpleasant recent history (Gulag? What Gulag?) Much has been written about their cost: the Games have become the most expensive in history, but even with all...

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Surviving Cancer in Russia: 20 Steps to Secure Treatment

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 1:03 PM

A 19th century Russian poet and a diplomat, Fedor Tyutchev, once scribbled this short poem on a scrap of paper:

Russia cannot be understood with the mind alone,
No ordinary yardstick can span her greatness:
She stands alone, unique -
In Russia, one can only believe.

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From Christmas to Christmas: Celebrating Hope

(0) Comments | Posted December 24, 2013 | 11:51 PM

It's Christmas, the time of the year when we want to believe in miracles, hope for the impossible, and expect the unexpected. It may be even more significant for cancer patients and their families. Cancer diagnosis is always a shock -- and hope can be very uncertain, but sometimes dreams...

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Russian Leukemia Patients: Waiting for Donors

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 10:29 AM

It's a bit awkward asking people to support our charity. Not that what we do is in any way controversial: we simply help cancer patients with treatment-related expenses and getting second opinions to let them make choices over their treatment direction. It's because our patients are primarily Russian,...

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