Russian authorities claim to fight alcoholism, but in two Northern cities, Arkhangelsk with 360.000 inhabitants and Severodvinsk with 183.000, it’s easier than ever to get hold of alcohol – vodka, whisky and moonshine.
In Arkhangelsk the staff of Children’s Library No. 3 located in a residential building complained when a new bar ‘Pivnie Traditsii’ (Beer Traditions) opened a few meters away. In vain.
In his investigation, published on News 29 on November 10, 2017, the reporter Sergei Marinin outlines the drinking problems of present-day Russia.
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