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FRONTLINE Special Report; Comrades: Doctor in Moscow



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FRONTLINE Special Report
Comrades: Doctor in Moscow
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Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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Svyatoslav Nikolaevich Fyodorov is an outspoken and provocative eye surgeon whose surgical technique for correcting nearsightedness has made him famous. He lives like a superstar with a chauffeur, a sumptuous apartment in Moscow, and a house in the country. Follows Fyodorov through his day and reveals what life is really like for privileged Soviet citizens.



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Public Affairs
Fanning, David (Series Producer)
Chicago: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Comrades: Doctor in Moscow,” 04/30/1986, GBH Archives, accessed January 20, 2022,
MLA: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Comrades: Doctor in Moscow.” 04/30/1986. GBH Archives. Web. January 20, 2022. <>.
APA: FRONTLINE Special Report; Comrades: Doctor in Moscow. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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