Medvedev Puts Limits on Alcohol

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Maria Antonova and Anna Malpas

 

President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday gave teeth to his calls for a crackdown on alcoholism, ordering the government to limit the can sizes of low-alcohol beverages and to place larger health warnings on all types of alcohol.

Medvedev also told the government to come up with a national strategy to fight alcoholism by Dec. 15, the latest in a series of high-profile comments recently about the country’s drinking problem.

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The Moscow Times

14 September 2009

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