Mass alcoholism in the Russian village called exaggeration


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The idea of mass alcoholism in the Russian village of the early twentieth century are greatly exaggerated. To such conclusion scientists of Lipetsk pedagogical University (lgpu), reports TASS.

Associate Professor, Department of Russian and General history of lgpu Ivan Shevchenko said that at the beginning of the twentieth century village residents on average used eight litres of alcohol a year. “The population was drinking before the revolution, but in Soviet times, the consumption was more and by 1990-th years have grown enormously — at least up to 16 liters per person,” he added.

According to Shevchenko, the growth of alcohol consumption in the Russian village was noted after the collectivization in the early 1990s because it was a disadvantaged time. Now the Russians are drinking less alcohol, said the scientist.

Earlier in February, the chief psychiatrist of the Ministry of health Yevgeny Bryun said that Russia is one of alcohol the woman has four men, and this figure does not change “long overdue”. He explained that women are more peaceful and men more risky behavior, and there is a need to change its state.

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