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From right are Alice Thompson, Rhonda Bender, Nicholle Bieberdorf and Sharon Exel, a friend of Thompson. The group stops for a picture at the Red Square's St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. Bieberdorf, Bender and Thompson are nursing instructors at Northwest Technical College who visited medical professionals and nursing students in Russia in June. Submitted photo

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Rhonda Bender, Nicholle Bieberdorf and Alice Thompson, nursing instructors from Northwest Technical College, got an up-close look at health care in Russia.


During their tour of a regional health hospital, the nurses were asked to watch at his side as the doctor performed surgery on a patient.

"We were blown away with how much we got to see," said Bender.

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