Russia aims to combat alcohol abuse

Government introduces minimum price for vodka in bid to tackle problem.

    The Russian government has introduced a minimum price of about $3 a bottle for vodka as part of new year reforms aimed at curbing alcohol abuse among its vodka-loving population.

    The move is one of series of measures designed to tackle the problem but it appears old habits die hard.

    Neave Barker reports from Moscow.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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