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The Ninth Month

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The Ninth Month

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Aida Tlyashinova runs the obstetrics training program at the Kulakov Center, where doctors practice deliveries and postnatal care on special mannequins.

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Julia Barton

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    Elmira Knutsen and her son Aiden outside their Moscow apartment.

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    Julia Barton

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    The Kulakov Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Perinatology, a Soviet-era maternity complex in Moscow, is undergoing a facelift at the behest of President Vladimir Putin's administration.

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    Julia Barton

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    Gennady Sukhikh is the Kulakov Center’s director.

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    Julia Barton

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    Delivery room at the Kulakov Center.

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    Reilya Yanbulatova

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    Neonatal incubators at the Kulakov Center, which aims to bring modern technology and improved medical care to Russia’s at-risk mothers and babies.

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    Kulakov Center

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    Aida Tlyashinova runs the obstetrics training program at the Kulakov Center, where doctors practice deliveries and postnatal care on special mannequins.

    Credit:

    Julia Barton