Wow! Thats terrible. Seems a generation of russian politicians used to complete society control are now grasping at straws to bring themself back to power.
"The country has seen an alarming rise in alcoholism, drug addiction, and suicide among young Russians."
This quote I found amusing, as they were blaming individualism especially the punk, goth subculture. I wonder if this rise its just in "reported" cases now that Russia isn't completely secretive. Also, I'm going to guess that suicide is still a significantly lower number than millions murdered under Stalin and Kruschev.