From the December 1974 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Brilliant Solution Foiled

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Moscow, U.S.S.R.--A grandiose Soviet scheme to fight drunkenness with an ocean of beer is bogged down by slow construction of breweries and a shortage of storage space and outlets.

A few years ago, the Kremlin announced plans for 30 big breweries that would flood the country with an additional billion quarts of beer...

-- AP