"Dynamics of risk factors and popular health prophylaxis" (by Konstantin Habibullin)
deals with an acute issue of the post-soviet Russia, where the growing commodities
production entails multiplying risks for life and health of human beings due to deteriorating
societal and environmental conditions. This should make the society to re-accentuate
the defensive nature of societal strategies instead of the former developmental goals.
Having enumerated pathologies typical for the times, the author pinpoints largely
spontaneous nature of recent transformations, instability of power structures, growing
criminal influence as causes for the above trends. Humans remain unprotected legally
and biologically, a situation asking for astute moves towards new quality of life.