Mikhail Gorbachev tried to get Russia on the wagon. He failedMikhail Gorbachev tried to get Russia on the wagon. He failed

Mikhail Gorbachev tried to get Russia on the wagon. He failed

Mikhail Gorbachev is remembered for presiding over the collapse of the Soviet Union, which happened 30 years ago on 26 December 1991.Mikhail Gorbachev is remembered for presiding over the collapse of the Soviet Union, which happened 30 years ago on 26 December 1991.
Mikhail Gorbachev is remembered for presiding over the collapse of the Soviet Union, which happened 30 years ago on 26 December 1991.
In the houses of his neighbours, the team found a further 240 litres of moonshine, including three bottles prepared and ready for consumption that very day.
The authorities, he explained, eager to demonstrate their effectiveness to the new leadership, overreacted.
In 1972 the price of vodka was raised and alcohol sales before 11 am were banned.
Gorbachev's anti-alcohol campaign was shelved in 1988 - at the insistence of his economic advisors - and as the Soviet Union collapsed, alcohol production was liberalised along with everything else.
Between 1990 and 1994, alcohol-related deaths peaked.
That said, the 2010 report by WHO estimates that Gorbachev's reforms saved the lives of between 1.2 and 1.6 million people and in the modern era new initiatives to combat alcoholism have had success.
“But life expectancy increased, fertility increased, mortality decreased.