Russia, Nation of Lab Rats
Yes, it’s true: If you’d like to experiment with dangerous new “medications” on real live human subjects, there’s no place on earth you’d rather be than Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
In that wretched hell-hole, you see, there is a perfect paradise for you: An impoverished, desperate population victimized by totally incompetent economic policies (for more on that, see our lead editorial) combined with a legal system that utterly deprives citizens of legal rights and devalues individual human life to the the Nth degree.
So you can do just as you like with your Russian subjects and nobody will be the wiser, or care a bit if they find out.
There’s no earthly reason, of course not to treat Russians this way. Their own government, which poll show they approve of, treats them this way all the time — so why shouldn’t foreign scientists do the same. The Kremlin liquidates any individual Russian it doesn’t like for any reason at any time, clearly showing that individual Russian lives have no meaning.
The only question is: How long can a country this deeply screwed up survive?