Heat Wave and Vodka A Deadly Russian Mix; Hundreds Drown

A vicious heat wave in Russia has people there flocking to the nearest bodies of water in search of relief. But the scorching temperatures, combined with many Russians' infamous drinking habits, have resulted in the drowning deaths of hundreds of people every week. Last week, 233 Russians, some of them children, died in drowning accidents according to the Emergencies Ministry. Over 1,200 died in the month of June. "The majority of those drowned were drunk," ministry official Vadim Seryogin...Full Story
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