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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Naina Delivers Medical Aid

In a rare public appearance, Naina Yeltsina, the wife of the president, teamed up with McDonalds to present medical aid to a children's cancer hospital Thursday.


Russia's first lady took part in a ceremony at which the fast-food giant donated three pieces of hi-tech equipment worth over 52 million rubles, or about $47, 000, to the hospital.


The three screens will be used in the bone marrow transfusion department.


Together with Eduard Nechayev, the health minister, and Valentin Pokrovsky, president of the Russian Medical Academy, Mrs. Yeltsin thanked the McDonald's company for helping Russia's children and medicine.


"When the Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded, they said that we would hear the bell for many years to come", she said, referring to the high incidence of cancer diseases that followed the disaster.