About 300 tons of drugs are smuggled into Russia from Afghanistan annually, with only about 5% of that quantity confiscated on the border. These figures were mentioned by Boris Gryzlov, Russia's Interior Minister, in the Russian Parliament on Wednesday. Russia has become a real titbit for the drug barons, for it not only consumes drugs itself, but is also a trans-shipment point for the transit of drugs to the West, said the minister. He said that there are currently 451,000 officially registered drug-addicts in the country, whereas experts believe that their actual number is as high as three million. The Minister came out for intensifying criminal responsibility for drug-trafficking in Russia and for increasing the financing of interior bodies who are directly involved in combating the spread of drugs.
In recent years, genetics has become a cutting-edge science, not only in the professional field of biology, but also because of the enormous social reach of its discoveries and approaches. Not in vain, practically every day the press offers us the discovery of a new gene, a new hereditary determinant directly involved in the manifestation of diseases or physical characteristics.
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign