Vladimir Putin thinks "survival of the nation" depends on the success of the country's drug control effort. Addressing an enlarged interior ministry board on Tuesday, the president stressed that Russia "has become the target of a full-scale attack on the part of the international drug business." The president reported that the government was contemplating setting up a federal drug control agency. What the country badly needs today is "a concentrated effort to liquidate the shadow economy based on the drug business," he emphasized. It is equally important to develop a "system of preventive and rehabilitative measures for persons suffering from drug addiction," noted Putin, pointing out that repression of drug addicts has long proved totally ineffective.
Most EU countries are allied with US-dominated NATO - a killing machine involved in smashing one sovereign state after another. It's responsible for vast destruction, millions of casualties, and appalling human misery from the rape of Yugoslavia and post-9/11 US-led wars of aggression - based on Big Lies and deception.