JRL NEWSWATCH: “‘We are new Russians’: How a hard-drinking nation curbed its alcohol use; Russia now ranks 14th in terms of alcohol consumption globally, and is comparable to France and Germany” – CBC News (Canada)/ Chris Brown

Man in Silhoette with Bottle of Alcohol and Head in Hand

“Once the holder of the dubious title of one of the world’s hardest-drinking nations, Russia has fallen steadily down the list  … Eduard Grigoriev … [a] volunteer with the group Sober Russia … [is a] 21-year-old … self-proclaimed liquor vigilante. … helping police crack down on businesses that break Russia’s ever-stricter liquor laws. … Illegal alcohol sales usually take the form of homemade distilled spirits or legally made products sold after hours. … [R]estrictions on availability have been part of a sweeping series of measures enacted by the Russian government since 2005, aimed at curbing widespread alcohol abuse …. [WHO] acknowledges the efforts have paid off with significantly lower rates of consumption. …”

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