One of the reasons of life expectance increase in Russia is decrease of alcohol consumption.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that life expectancy in Russia has increased at a large press conference, Yakutia 24 TV channel reports.
“Thanks to measures taken to combat drunkenness, life expectancy has increased in Russia,” said the president. It is necessary to explain to citizens, and not just to prohibit and resort to police methods. You can encourage people to drink quiet wines,” said Vladimir Putin.
The head of state also noted that an anti-alcohol campaign is underway in the country, Russians consume less alcohol than residents of Germany.
The press conference of Vladimir Putin takes place 15 times. This conference once again broke the record for the number of journalists accredited to it – 1895 people.
Last year, 1702 journalists gathered at the World Trade Center. The largest number of press representatives is represented by regional media. The list also includes many representatives of federal and foreign media.