Heroin a big Problem in Russia

From The Sankt Petersburg Times

Victor Ivanov ” Heroin National Problem”..

They say that maybe more then 2,5 milj Russians are drug users. He claimed it is PANDEMIC!

For me it is a very high figure.   I wonder what is the real purpose with this news??

MOSCOW — Heroin has become a national pandemic, with the number of drug users soaring 20 times during the past 20 years, Federal Drug Control Service chief Viktor Ivanov said Wednesday.

“We have every reason to assert that Afghan heroin has become a national problem for Russia,” Ivanov said at a news conference, Interfax reported.

He estimated that up to 2.5 million Russians are drug users, 90 percent of whom are addicted to heroin.

He said more than 24,000 people are registered as drug users in Moscow, but the real number could be 10 times higher.

read more…http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=30702

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