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Russia’s Love of Alcohol and its Effect on the Nation

Alcohol consumption in Russia stays among the highest in the world. According to the WHO 2011 report, annual per capita consumption was about 15.76 litres, fourth highest volume in Europe. Another dangerous trait of Russian alcohol consumption pattern was high volume of spirits compared to other consumed alcohol drinks.

There’s a Russian saying that for any of life’s problems “there can only be not enough vodka”. But statistics from the country paint a grim portrait of how Russia’s relationship with alcohol is getting out of hand. [via]

Alcohol consumption in Russia