Russian president urges media, bloggers to combat addiction

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called on the media and social network denizens to focus on the fight against alcoholism and drug addiction.

“Drugs are spreading via the Internet so there should be social advertizing on the Internet: This should become a topic of discussion in social networks,” he said at a meeting with media representatives from the Central Federal District.

“Drug addiction is not a popular subject but it needs to be addressed.”

Social advertizing is one way of fighting the spread of drug addiction, which is “fatal for the state,” the president said, adding it was not receiving enough attention the media.

More and more people should become involved in the effort, Medvedev said.

He admitted it could take years to solve the problem.


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