The former head of Rospotrebnadzor, the first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on education and science Gennady Onishchenko said that the Russians began to eat less alcohol due to the fact that in the country there was a generation that understood the cost of their health. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
Also, according to Onishchenko, the important role played demonstration of a healthy lifestyle, leadership, and compliance.
“I’m quite skeptical that 39% do not drink with us, but, nevertheless, I will say that we are witnessing a General sobering up of the population of the Russian population during its more than 3.5 million years of evolution. But even if 3.9 per cent of the population of Russians say that they do not drink, I just burst into tears of emotion” — he said.
Onishchenko added that “after 300 years of hard drinking Russia it’s time to sober up”. He explained that counts from the time of Peter I, who “within the state policy are being fed a nation.”
Before the 16th of August was published the data of poll VTSIOM, according to which in the last year 44 percent of Russians began to drink less, and 39 percent now do not drink alcohol at all.