Russia’s Leech Boom

What will be the new burgeoning industry of the twenty-first century? Many in Russia are betting it’s leech farming. Cosmetics made from leeches are said to soften the skin and fight aging, and use of leeches to detoxify the blood is growing in popularity.

Will Russia lead the way to a revolution in leech farming? English Russia has a collection of jaw-dropping pictures that may make you queasy: