Moscow disappointed over new US sanctions against Russian companies - Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 26, 1:28
US sanctions 8 Russian companies over non-proliferation lawWorld March 25, 21:53
Russia's Defense Ministry says US-led coalition unlikely to launch battle for Raqqa soonRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 19:06
Russia cuts oil production by 185,000 barrels per day as of today — energy ministerBusiness & Economy March 25, 18:30
OPEC has no objections to speed of Russia's oil production cutsBusiness & Economy March 25, 12:38
Opposition leader Vladimir Neklyayev detained in Belarus - news agency directorWorld March 25, 5:33
Russia submits amicus curiae brief to US Supreme CourtRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 3:34
Russia, China suggest for UN SC to adopt resolution on chemical terrorism threatRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 3:23
Russian lawmaker compares European Union to Soviet UnionRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 3:16
MEXICO CITY, February 21 (Itar-Tass) —— There are about five million drug addicts in Russia at present. And 80 percent of them are young people at the age of 18 to 34, head of the Federal Drug Control Service (FDCS) Viktor Ivanov said here on Tuesday answering a question of ITAR-TASS. Ivanov is staying on a working visit in Mexico.
“The growth of drug addiction is not recorded in Russia now, we pull up this process as a whole,” Ivanov said. The growth was recorded from the 90s to 2001 “when the number of addicts annually increased by 30 or even 50 percent.” At the same time, the FDCS head stressed that “a big percent of drug addiction is still recorded in Russia and it is necessary to bring it down.”
Ivanov spoke in favor of using “a balanced approach” in combating drug addiction. It consists of the application of police measures to stop drug trafficking in the market, as well as the reduction of the demand for them by means of taking preventive measures, doing explanatory work and installing information models at educational establishments.