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Russian Industry Hurt
MOSCOW, U.S.S.R--A government decree published on the front pages of all daily newspapers called for reduction in the number of vodka retailing outlets, prohibiting sales altogether near industrial plants, schools, hospitals, theaters, railroad stations, recreational facilities, and other heavily frequented places.
Although the social evils of drinking have long been publicized in the Soviet Union, the focus now appears to be shifting to the economic harm caused by alcoholism. A young woman economist, Raisa D. Savranskaya, reported recently that, even moderate drinking tended to...
-- Theodore Shabad