In a Moscow pool, American visitor Doug Gunton receives instruction from waterbirth pioneer Igor Charkovsky (not pictured) in techniques for "water training" and exercising young babies. Charkovsky's methods, although somewhat controversial outside Russia, are believed to be beneficial in creating greater balance and agility in the infant.

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