Limitations, expat access and protecting yourself
Massive cuts to state/public services have meant a decline in the standards of public healthcare in the Russian Federation since the financial crisis of 2014. State-funded medical treatment is often limited and inadequate outside of large cities in Western Russia such as Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Don’t Play Russian Roulette
The Russian healthcare system is no longer the universal one of the Soviet days. If you are travelling to Russia, be sure to take up an approved healthcare insurance if you do not want to be victim of bribery and bad treatment.