Russian Whistle-Blowing Doctor Fears Dismissal

MOSCOW (AP) -Putin visited a hospital in mid-November in the central town of Ivanovo where he saw new medical equipment and met doctors boasting about salaries of $1,000 a month.

Ivan Khrenov told Putin during a live call-in show Thursday that
the equipment was borrowed and the doctors were instructed to show
fake pay slips and pose as recovering patients. Putin has ordered
an investigation.

Regional lawmaker Sergei Pakhomov told a Russian daily Friday
that Khrenov is "insane" and will be questioned.

Khrenov tells the Interfax news agency he fears being
blacklisted or being beaten "in a dark alley."

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