Russia's parliamentary elections take place this Sunday, and the ruling United Russia party is expected to win, even though polls show a steep drop in voter support over the past few months. One of the most unpopular measures introduced by the government amid the economic crisis is health reform. The government has made deep cuts in health funding and says it’s improving the system’s efficiency – but the consequences can be devastating for rural communities. Our team reports from the Urals.
A programme prepared by Jessica Sestili and Elise Duffau