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13 The former deputy minister is also a man with a long and impressive track record in fighting major epidemics. After Burgasov’s 1988 presentation at the National Academy, polio vaccine pioneer Albert Sabin, his hair as white as Burgasov’s, came forward to embrace him. They had worked together in the Soviet Union’s successful antipolio campaign in 1960–61, when seventy-eight million people, nearly one-third of the population of the USSR, were inoculated with the vaccine Sabin developed. Burgasov’s reception from Dr.
Bezdenezhnikh did look at the distribution of residences but concluded they bore no relation to the outbreak, except that the homes of many but not all victims were near the countryside where the epizootic took place and the infected meat originated. An additional point for the tainted-meat explanation would be if, as Burgasov claims, 30 percent of the 1979 anthrax victims really did live scattered throughout the city, some at a distance of fifteen kilometers. Meat bought from a market and eaten at home might account for this dispersion.
In the capital, signs of disruption and change are visible. The streets are full of potholes, of speeding Mercedes sedans, of refuse from the new McDonald’s near the Foreign Ministry. Palatial hotels have sprung up in the center city. On a street corner near the Bolshoi Theater, decent-looking people desperate for money are selling their own furniture and clothes. Kiosks on every corner vend Pepsi and Snickers bars, German herbal tea, and Italian spring water, but few products from Russia’s industries, which were already faltering before the breakup of the USSR.