Doctor Goodwill

"Am I a bad man?" Dr. Vilho Kivikangas asked the Russian border guard who, on a wintry day in 1995, stopped his truckload of surplus medications bound for empty hospital shelves in northwestern Russia. The guard took a long look and waved the good doctor through. Kivikangas' big, open face inspires such confidence. He has entered Russia 150 times over 10 years, hauling life-saving antibiotics and used hospital equipment from Finland. "A doctor who sees a need and the means of help has to act," he says. "Russia is Finland's neighbor, and we should help."

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