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Medvedev advises on the experience of other countries in the fight against drunkenness

August 12 2009

In the fight against drunkenness must take into account the experience of foreign countries and make greater use of preventive measures.

The proposal was made by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Sochi, where the meeting of preventing the spread of alcoholism in Russia, the RIA Novosti news agency .

"Life has proven that some administrative exclusion problem (alcoholism) is not solved, and the most careful attention should be given to the prevention of alcoholism, especially among the youth," - said the president.

"Do it on a new, up to date with all the features of the education system and the media, given the mentality and interests of young people, a new generation that is working without nabivshih nauseam templates, and attracting this kind of work the various community organizations, - Medvedev added.

He noted that "heavy drinking - this is an age-old problem, and in the short term it does not solve." However, according to the president, passed this way many foreign countries. "And no matter how much we are talking of different things that we are embedded in patterns of behavior, that the struggle in Russia, the (drinking) is practically impossible, we must recognize that these countries have been on these issues (the struggle with alcoholism) quite successfully, "- said the president.

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