Evidence shows that as people grow older they tend to do less exercise while eating roughly the same amount, which leads to bulging waistlines and excess weight. Obesity is internationally defined as a body mass index BMI of 30 or more. People in this bracket are at higher risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, making obesity a major cause for concern. Obesity is on the rise in Russia. In , 1,, people 1. Children under 14 are also increasingly being diagnosed as obese.
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For Aeroflot it was an attempt at an image makeover that went wrong. When Russia's national airline decided to link the pay of its flight attendants to their dress size, Evgenia Magurina was outraged. It didn't make sense. How could they cut pay, because of your size? Aeroflot strenuously denies discrimination. But its approach seems particularly odd in Russia, years after a revolution which prided itself on promoting equality.
Skip navigation! Story from Take Back The Beach. Sara Coughlin. Moscow's Chayka pool looks exactly as it did in , when it opened as a training facility for the national diving, synchronized swimming, and water polo teams. Although it's maintained its Soviet-style design, the pool's clientele has since expanded to include families and tourists in addition to the occasional athlete.