American Physician Living in Russia



Juliette is a writer of literary fiction and non-fiction based on her life experience as an American physician living and working in Russia.  Her books are rich with Russian imagery, traditions, healers, criminals, ghosts and angels.  Her non-fiction work, Angels Over Moscow, chronicles 20 years of her life working against human trafficking in Russia.

Angels Over Moscow
Moscow Traffic
Virgin of Kurzan
Silver Bears
Short Stories



 Dr. Juliette Engel is a 60-year old American physician living and working in Moscow for the past 18 years.  She was an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Director of Diagnostic Ultrasound when she sold her medical practice in Bellevue, Washington and founded MiraMed Institute in 1992 with the vision of improving health care and human rights for women and infants in the former USSR. 



Juliette speaks around the world on issues of human trafficking and the exploitation of vulnerable populations - especially children.

She is a frequest guest speaker at law enformemnet training and serves as an advisor on human rights to the Russian Ombudsman of Human Rights and the International Relations Committee of the Russian Duma. She onften featured in media in many countries and can be contacted for interviews and appearances.



 MiraMed is one of the very few international human rights organizations still working in Russia.  It focuses on the welfare of the 800,000 children living in Russian institutions and prevention of human trafficking.  Angel Coalition is a Russian NGO coalition working on prevention of human trafficking, rescuing victims and facilitating prosecutions.  Women and Children First, also a Russian NGO, works to protect abused and exploited children in the former USSR. 

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