Source Pravda.Ru

Health Official Reports 27,000 Victims Of Alcohol Poisoning

A top health official said that 27,000 people in Russia had died so far this year as a result of alcohol poisoning. "It does not mean that those who died were alcoholics. They were just victims of alcohol poisoning," Gennady Onishchenko, the head of the State Health Inspection, was quoted by the St. Petersburg Times as saying.