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April 13th, 2011

Research casts sober light on Russia's mortality crisis

CHP/PCOR, FSI Stanford News

While many have blamed Russia's economic and political transition for the increase in deaths following the Soviet Union's collapse, Stanford's Grant Miller and Jay Bhattacharya pin new blame on the demise of an effective anti-alcohol campaign. Most of the deaths during Russia's mortality crisis were from alcohol poisoning, drunken violence or slower killers like heart attacks and strokes, said Miller. +HTML+
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