A man drinks a beer in an outdoor pub in Moscow. Photo: AFP

Hard-drinking Russians are giving up the booze, says WHO

  • The UN health body put the decrease down to a raft of measures brought in by President Vladimir Putin, including restrictions on alcohol sales
  • Alcohol consumption per capita dropped 43 per cent from 2003 to 2016, driven by a steep decline in the consumption of bootleg booze
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A man drinks a beer in an outdoor pub in Moscow. Photo: AFP
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