Kirk Hartley (LexBlog Russia)

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  • Communiques from Russia: The “Asbestos Workers” Version

    It’s been quite the past few weeks and months for communiques from Russia. The newest one relevant to this blog is a November 14, 2016 press release purportedly arising from a meeting in Moscow involving “asbestos workers” meeting as to chrysotile fibers. One part of it states: “The Russian delegation led by Andrey Kholzakov, the...

  • Russia Raising Pressures Against Smoking

    Tobacco smoking creates enormous amounts of disease and expense. The ACS and others estimate the annual global cost at $ 1.5 trillion – that’s annually. So, Russia is now planning a series of actions to reduce smoking, including tax increases and banning smoking in various public places. One wonders – will tobacco litigation follow ?

  • The Next “Asbestos” – Dust from Mammoth Tusks !

    In Yakutsk, Russia, “the next asbestos” has been identified – it’s dust generated from artisans carving up the mammoth tusks that are estimated to more or less litter the tundra at a rate of 600 skeletons per kilometer. Really ! See the May 13, 2008 Chicago Tribune article by Alex Rodriguez. So, how is this...

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