Press review: Le Pen-Macron duel and Western-style populism in RussiaPress Review April 24, 13:00
Attorney says no attempts from Trump administration to contact SnowdenWorld April 24, 12:59
WWII Berlin offensive operation staged in MoscowSociety & Culture April 24, 12:37
Testing of Russian air defense system Vityaz to be completed by 2017Military & Defense April 24, 12:31
Moscow interested in restoring ties with EURussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 11:51
Russia ready to build up friendly relations with France — KremlinRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 11:47
Poll shows most Russians support cancellation of Eurovision broadcastSociety & Culture April 24, 11:32
Erdogan hopes to discuss contract on S-400 missile systems with PutinMilitary & Defense April 24, 11:04
Lugansk Republic hands over body of observer killed in land mine blast to OSCEWorld April 24, 9:39
MOSCOW, December 25. /TASS/. The alcohol consumption in Russia was declining in the outgoing year, head of the federal psychiatry and addiction research center of the healthcare ministry Tatyana Klimenko said in an interview with the Izvestia daily.
The consumption dropped to 11.5 liters per capita from 13.5 year-on-year, she said.
"We have registered the lowering from the time selling of alcohol was banned at night," she continued. "It is a very positive moment, which proves effect of the restriction. We can see the result: drunken people are only rarely seen in our streets."
The lowering tendency has a big chance to remain in the coming year, if the media promote healthy living, the official said.