Vodka at Every Corner

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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