Russians Told To Crack Down On Alcohol Abuse

Medvedev orders swift anti-alcohol controls | Reuters

MOSCOW, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Russian President Dmitry Medvedvev on Friday gave his officials three months to enact tough restrictions to try and curb alcohol abuse.

Last month, Medvedev described alcoholism as a “national disaster”, which undermines public health and hampers the economy, urging the public to unite in fighting against it.

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