For the media:
Danila Medvedev can easily arrange
filming/photoshoots at their premises (cryostorage facility in the Moscow
Region). He can easily arrange an interview with Daniil Fedorenko (grandson of
their first patient, Lidia Fedorenko) and his mother.
be contacted directly at +7 905 768-04-57 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Other phones +7 495
489-52-60, + 7 495 585-36-80 +7-921-343-91-73 (SPb)
KrioRus - Cryonics in
Russian language audio files of the 1 hour May 13, 2006 broadcast with Igor Artyuhov on cryonics is now available from "Russian News Service" (http://www.rusradio2.ru
Both programs have the form of a serious conversation between Igor Artyuhov and a most
Before the KrioRus announcement, and to help clarify the ease or difficulty of CI providing services in Russia, Robert Ettinger asked Dr. Mikhail Soloviev some questions. These are are indicated below, together with his replies.
Dr. Soloviev has been interested in cryonics for many years, and has tried to
stir up interest in Russia, with some success in the media but not much in
raising money or activity. He has noted that many things are cheap in Russia,
including labor, land, buildings, and liquid nitrogen.
The upshot appears to be that we would have a good chance to provide
respectable cryonics services in Russia, at no greater cost than elsewhere,
but probably with somethat more effort assigned to individual cases.
- Does any law prevent prompt cooling after
death and shipping to the U.S.?
My research of legal situtation there (including talks
with medical officers such as a director of large
hospital and an emergency care physician) show
that laws there are rather favorable for prompt
cooling -- e.g. you may reject autopsy at your
will. I didn't analyze situation with shipping
as I thought about cryonics with storage in Russia.
But it is necessary to understand that it is a
Russian tradition not to take laws seriously.
In case of cryonics it means that much (if not
all) will depends on cooperation of local
authorities (in general case you will have
to pay additional money to enable promt
- Do Russian morticians do embalming?
Yes they do. I talked with some of them.
Moreover if somebody has some basic
medical education he may pretend to
receive an embalming licence.