Stroke in Russian joins Stroke en Español in addressing major language audiences other than English. The new version of Stroke premieres this month in Russia.
Russia has one of the world’s1 highest stroke incidence rates. Unlike neighboring Western Europe, where rates are falling,2 in Eastern Europe they remain high.3 Many causes account for this, such as increasing prevalence of risk factors and decreasing availability of medical care, both exacerbated by the turmoil following the disintegration of the Soviet Union.
One step toward addressing the rising epidemic is the diffusion of up-to-date knowledge about all aspects of stroke. Professor Veronika I. Skvortsova, Editor Designate of Stroke in Russian, with the strong support of Professor Eugene I. Gusev, has put together an impressive Editorial Board from Russia and neighboring countries as well as Russian-speaking members of the Editorial Board from Canada and the United States. This Editorial Board will select published articles from Stroke and write commentaries to put them in context for the realities of Russia and other Eastern European countries.
We welcome Professor Skvortsova as Editor and wish her, our Eastern European colleagues, and their audience, great success.