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Russian Investigators Blame Drunk Driver for Oil Exec’s Death

By Paul Gaita

Christophe de Margerie was killed on October 20 when a snow plow collided with his private jet. MORE  

Synthetic 'Spice' Wreaking Havoc Across Russia

By McCarton Ackerman

Use of the popular synthetic weed has spread across the globe, causing the same problems overseas as it does in the U.S. MORE  

Crimean Heroin Addicts Dying Under Russian Drug Laws

By McCarton Ackerman

The Russian takeover of Crimea has left heroin addicts without the quality treatment options they once had as part of the Ukraine. MORE  

Drug Overdose Deaths Have Tripled In Russia Since 2012

By McCarton Ackerman

The country's drug epidemic has worsened in recent years and their leadership seems content to continue doing nothing about it. MORE  

Millions of Russian Drug Addicts Have No Rehab, Little Hope

By Paul Gaita

Despite being overrun by addiction, Mother Russia appears at best disinterested in dealing with a worsening problem. MORE  

Methadone Clinics Shuttered In Crimea After Russian Takeover

By Shawn Dwyer

Following the annexation of the region, Russia dealt a devastating blow to addicts by banning methadone treatment. MORE  

Liquor Stores Dumping Vodka in Protest of Russian Aggression

By Bryan Le

Until Putin stops making military moves against Ukraine, some liquor stores are refusing to stock any Stoli. MORE  

New Study Reveals Drinking’s Dark Toll On Life Expectancy In Russia

By John Lavitt

Behind the bright lights of the Sochi Olympics, Russia’s infamous problem with alcoholism has grown progressively worse in recent years. MORE  

Russia Demands Access To Drug Smuggler Imprisoned In U.S.

By McCarton Ackerman

Russia's Foreign Ministry wants to send doctors and diplomats to visit Konstantin Yaroshenko after reports that he's suffering from declining health. MORE  

South Koreans Are the World's Biggest Drinkers

By Bryan Le

Our Korean allies hold a distant first in average shots a week, twice as much as Russians drink and four times as much as the U.S. MORE  

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