|Although the data are inconsistent on per capita alcohol consumption in the Soviet Union in the last 30 to
40 years (partly because of difficulty in obtaining data from the U.S.S.R. and partly because of lack of data regarding
the production of home distillates), Treml (1987) has estimated that by 1985 annual consumption of absolute alcohol
exceeded 16 liters per person over the age of 15. This rate is substantially greater than the 1976 Soviet estimate of 11.6
liters per capita, itself cited as a 500-percent increase over 1950 consumption (Segal 1976). Official data from the U.S.S.R. State
Committee on Statistics indicate that, between 1960 and 1980, annual per capita consumption of alcoholic beverages more
than doubled, from 3.9 liters of absolute alcohol in 1960 to 8.7 liters in 1980 (Ivanets and Lukomskaya 1990).
These latter data, however, probably do not reflect consumption of "samogon," an alcohol distilled in the home.
(It should be noted that alcohol consumption patterns in the former Soviet Union differed according to region and ethnicity.
For example, people living in Russia, Ukraine, and Byelorussia primarily consume vodka and samogon and are the heaviest
drinkers; those in the Baltics consume more alcohol, but are primarily beer drinkers; the Georgians, Moldavians, and
Armenians are wine drinkers and drink less; and in the Muslim countries, consumption is generally low [The Economist 1989].)
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