I do not mean to be offensive in any way. I would like to make that clear right now.
I was looking thru the new photos that were uploaded earlier today, and there was a picture of an IL76 nose. It said that the plane crashed because the pilot was drunk. I have heard several other stories about Russian pilots drinking while flying. Is alcoholism a serious problem in Russia? I also read in National Geographic that in the parts of the country where it is dark even during the daytime, many people turn to alcohol, but this is also common in other countries that are in the arctic circle. I am aware that there are plenty of alcoholics in the US, but I am just wondering if it is very big in Russia.