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The President will hold a meeting on drinking

August 5 2009

Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev promised residents suburbs that will soon hold a meeting on the fight against alcoholism. The Head of State said today during a meeting with a population of Zvenigorod, where he held a meeting on reducing administrative barriers for small and medium-sized businesses.

At the end of the meeting Medvedev went to the townspeople, who were waiting for him at City Hall. One zvenigorodtsev asked the president, "Can I use a calendar that was before the revolution, so people are not drunk during New Year and Christmas fast?". "Booze is bad in general and not only during Lent," - said the head of state, transmits ITAR-TASS .

See also: Medvedev: the regions must become more actively involved in the fight against unemployment

In response to a proposal that "drinking bout" he said: "On account of the battle - we will act carefully, but firmly. I do in the near future, sometime next week, will hold a meeting on the topic of alcohol and the results must be posted.

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