The Saratov region's education ministry reported new forms of combating drug addiction that would be from now on employed in that region in Central Russia's southeast. They include regular sociological research, due to be conducted every three years. The project's authors think it would allow to reveal the dynamics of drug addiction development and outline efficient measures to prevent it. It is also supposed to start a mass volunteer movement to combat drug addiction among students in the region. Such groups will be able to conduct anti-narcotic campaigns among teenagers. Several local higher educational establishments can boast fruitful work in this direction. The number of drug addicts increased in this region for the last year by 33% and totaled officially over 6,000 persons.
"Russia and Turkey - From Cooperation to the Union. Why not? " - new article written by a well-known entrepreneur, politician (formerly a member of the Federation Council from Krasnodar and a PACE member), public figure Farhad Akhmedov - was published this week in several leading Russian media, and it claims to be a sensation which highlights various essential issues.