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Russia's Love Of Vodka Drives Premature Death Rates In Men
2014-01-31 09:53:16

Vodka has long been a part of Russian culture and that culture needs to change if the country wants to save the lives of thousands of its people. According to a new study, vodka is a major cause of the high risk of premature death in Russian adults.

2008-09-12 12:00:22

Text of report by mass-circulation Russian weekly Argumenty i Fakty on 30 July [Interview with Centre TV presenter Aleksey Pushkov by Aleksandr Kolesnichenko: "Aleksey Pushkov: "Is TV for morons or for people?"] In the opinion of Culture Minister Aleksandr Avdeyev, who was speaking at the [Russian State] Duma, our federal television channels are not meeting the state's objectives: "Television is littered with low-quality, low-morality production, which is causing harm." Politicians were no...

2008-08-22 09:00:08

By THOMAS IF THE CONFLICT in Georgia were an Olympic event, the gold medal for brutish stupidity would go to the Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin.

2008-08-20 15:00:24

By DAVID A MITTELL Jr WE DIDN'T NOTICE IT at the time, but the post-Cold War world changed on Oct. 1, 1999, when Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin used the bombing of a Moscow apartment building on Sept.

2008-08-05 00:00:11

By Dmitry Babichin Moscow; Anne Penketh Russians piled flowers outside the gates of the home of Alexander Solzhenitsyn as they mourned the death of Russia's leading anti- Soviet dissident and Nobel laureate who chronicled the Stalin terror.

2006-06-16 08:55:09

By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin tried on Friday to calm speculation about who will succeed him in 2008, suggesting the top Kremlin job might go to an outsider rather than one of the two fancied contenders.

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