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Russia fails to ban drinking in public despite soaring alcoholism

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 18 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1202
  1. Andrew Osborn
  1. Moscow

    An unprecedented drive to curb the post-Soviet boom in drinking on Russia's streets—a move designed to stamp out soaring levels of child alcoholism—has been unexpectedly derailed.

    Beer is regarded as a soft drink by many Russians, and the country's brewers have enjoyed huge success since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, with beer supplanting vodka as the tipple of …

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