“According to the Federal State Statistics Service, the total number of patients diagnosed with alcohol dependence (alcoholism), including alcoholic psychoses, from 2008 to 2017 during this period decreased from 2.08 million people to 1.3 million people,” RIA Novosti reports.

It is also noted that "the incidence of alcoholic psychoses decreased from 2010 to 2018 from 70.4 to 32 per 100 thousand of the population."

According to the calculations of the Ministry of Health, alcohol consumption decreased from 15.7 liters per person in 2008 to 9.3 liters in 2018.

Earlier, Russian leader Vladimir Putin signed a federal law that provides for an increase in excise taxes on wine from 2020.

The Chairman of the Board of the Black Sea Wine Forum Vitaly Merkushev in an interview with the NSN commented on an increase in excise taxes on wine.