May 31, 2013

Alcohol addiction could doom Putin's dreams

Russians’ love for vodka has a long history. Legend holds that vodka arrived in Moscow in the 14th century, brought by Genovese merchants to Prince Dmitry Ivanovich. Legend also says that the monk Isidore, of the Chudov Monastery inside the Kremlin, made a recipe ...

Mar 1, 2013

Afghanistan's legacy of child opium addiction

A report just released by the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan states that there were 2,754 civilian deaths and 4,805 civilian injuries in that country during 2012. Unmentioned is a serious side effect of the conflict: the high number of opium-addicted children in Afghanistan. ...