National Geographic Russia has released its December issue. Inside, readers will find “Placebo or the Power of Faith,” in which scientists explain how the hope for a cure prompts patients’ brains to release a “pharmaceutical factory” into their bloodstream.
Also, find “The Moscow Kremlin,” a graphic reconstruction of the Kremlin has made it possible for the first time to see it as it appeared in the 18th century – a coherent ensemble before it was distorted by multiple rearrangements; “Parks of Tomorrow,” about how global warming will affect national parks – should they try to “preserve” their outward appearance or do everything possible to resist the changes?
Lastly “The Sergei Obruchev Expedition,” which showcases rare photos from renowned early 20th-century explorer and geologist Sergei Obruchev that his daughter found in the family’s archives.
The magazine went on sale December 1. An iPad version is also available.