By: Julia Sinitsyn, Euro-Asia Division News, courtesy Adventist Review
A series of state-funded health fairs organized by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in at least one Russian city is supporting official efforts to improve the health of the population. At the same time, they highlight the level of co-operation between the church and government officials.
The Adventist church in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, six hours east of Moscow, organized several health fairs and exhibitions recently, the last of them on May 14. Church-sponsored events such as these are part of “Family Health, Nation’s Health,” a program made possible and funded by a public grant under an ordinance of the President of the Russian Federation.