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A Russian Doctor Struggles for a Fair Salary

Doctors and medical professionals across Russia are organizing to demand fair pay and better working conditions. Since fall 2018, three demonstrations have taken place that have gathered a total of 650 medical workers.

Meet Irina Volronova, who is a neurologist at a public hospital in Yaroslavl, a city north of Moscow. She earns approximately $365, less than half of what she should be earning according to a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin.