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Alcohol blamed for half of ’90s Russian deaths

Posted on Jul 13, 2009 in Uncategorized

Social and economic shocks of Soviet collapse decimated population updated 7:04 p.m. ET, Thurs., June 25, 2009 MOSCOW – A new study by an international team of public health researchers documents the devastating impact of alcohol abuse on Russia – showing that drinking caused more than half of deaths among Russians aged 15 to 54 in the turbulent era following the Soviet collapse. The 52 percent figure compares to estimates that less than 4 percent of deaths worldwide are caused by alcohol abuse, according to the study by Russian, British and French researchers published in...

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