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Health in Russia: Internet Applications. Eugene Shubnikov and Russian/FSU I-Prevention Group. Russia and FSU. Internet Prevention . 15 countries in FSU Supercourse. History of Russian Internet. The structure of Russian Internet began to develop in 1991-1992.

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health in russia internet applications

Health in Russia: Internet Applications

Eugene Shubnikov and Russian/FSU I-Prevention Group


Russia and FSU

Internet Prevention

15 countries in FSU Supercourse

history of russian internet
History of Russian Internet
  • The structure of Russian Internet began to develop in 1991-1992.
  • As the first step the Internet companies (Eunet/Relcom, Sovam Teleport, Glasnet, FreeNet) provided only E-mail access.
  • In 1993-1994, began the creation and reinforcement of scientific and educational networking (Radio-MSU, RUNNet). From this period all Internet companies started to provide the access to growing World Wide Web resources.
soros foundation
Soros Foundation
  • The Soros Foundation has created an Internet network for science and education in Russia. The Soros Foundation has established computer classes and free Internet access in Russian Universities, Institutions and schools. The Soros Foundation supports 33 well equipped Internet centres at the leading Russian Universities. Thousands of hospitals, Medical Schools and libraries have been wired with funds from Mr. Soros.
russian internet statistics for 2003
Russian Internet Statistics for 2003
  • According and data of the “Public Opinion” Fund about 10 million Russians use Internet at least one time per month.*
  • Russian language web sites have about 3 millions users each day. About 58% of the users having access from Russia. *
  • In average, one Internet user from Russia checking 30 pages per day*
communications in russia
Communications in Russia
  • There are 30 ml (1998) main telephone lines in use
  • Telephones - mobile cellular: 19 million (January 2003)
  • Internet Service Providers (ISPs) - 300 (June 2000)
  • Internet users - 18 million (2002)
status of internet use in novosibirsk city russia 2002
Status of Internet use in Novosibirsk City (Russia), 2002

According “Aikon Marketing” survey (Epigraf, N1, 2002)


4% of Novosibirsk City Population is very interested to use Internet, but they still have not access.According “Aikon Marketing” survey (Epigraf, N1, 2002)There are several other limitations to use Internet:

  • The hour of Internet time costs about 0,66 US cents during day time and 0,33 cents during night time.
  • There are some possibilities for unlimited use with reasonable price, but usually during night time (15 US $ per month with access from 1 to 8 a.m., for example).
  • Cable Internet. Very fast connection but providers charge 0,07 US $ per 1 Mb of information together with month payment (5 $), initial fee(50 $) and equipment (15-30 $).
russian mobile internet cellular connections

Russian Mobile InternetCellular connections


Same with cellular area

CDMA-2000 or CDMA-450

2,4 Mbit/sec

153Kbit/sec Real in RF






Not yet in Russia, just for comparison



Same with cellular area


100 US $ per mpnth


Same with cellular area


GPRS 57,6 Kbit/sec

MTS, Bi-Line, Megaphon

russian mobile internet radio connections







Up 54 Mbit/sec Plus 100-300 $ for notebook


300 meters around spot

Intel,Asus,Siemens, IBM, Dell (notebooks with Wi-Fi)...

Taskom, Art Communications, Moscom.


Sony Erics-

son, Nokia,


No need for provider

GPRS 57,6 Kbit/sec

10 metres



Russian Mobile Internet Radio connections

russian search engines yandex ru rambler ru

Russian Search

Search through for word “epidemiology” in Russian language revealed 32450 pages and about 377 web servers.

sibmed http sibmed ru res


Many medical resources are being created at local level. Here is an example of web work at Novosibirsk sites. There are possibilities now to visit virtual outpatient department, to find different Internet medical sites. Some of them: - Library of Russian medical sites - Web site of Main statistical center for Ministry of Public Health of Russia

russian fsu i prevention consists from
Russian/FSU I-Prevention consists from:
  • Network of the scientists involved in prevention and the Internet in Russia
  • Russian Language or Russia/ FSU’s connected Public Health Library of lectures on the Internet
  • Scientific cooperation between Russian, FSU, US and scientists from around the world in the field of Epidemiology, Public Health and Internet
i prevention low band width information transfer reaching large numbers of well people to prevent

I-PreventionLow band width information transfer reaching large numbers of well people to prevent

The creation of Internet based disease prevention system in Russia is the Primary goal for the future work of our group.

Information for non-communicable diseases is what “vaccinations” are to infectious diseases.

publications on russian fsu i prevention program
Publications on Russian/FSU I-preventionProgram
  • Boyarsky S., Brener I., Vlasov V., Danishevski K., Dato V., Zabina H., Ivanov D.,LaPorte R., Linkov F., Luchanski V., Troufanov A., Chepurnov A., Shubnikov E.Internet Prevention Program for Russia.Journal of Diseases Prevention and Health Promotion. Number 3, 2001, P.27-31. (in Russian)
epidemiology of diabetes mellitus dm in siberia

Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus(DM) in Siberia

Eugene Shubnikov, MD

Center for Endocrinology «SibDiab»

Novosibirsk, Russia


future of i prevention in russia fsu
Future of I-prevention in Russia/FSU
  • Russian/FSU teachers of Public Health will use all accessible Internet information on diseases prevention.
  • New generation of Russian/FSU cyber docs will use the power of Internet through Supercourse web site and related Health web sites.
  • Powerful National Public Health Programs will be supported by Ministries of Health, Medical Academies, Ministries of Education and any other interested government or private organizations.