Medvedev has proposed to check all students on drug abuse

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced the fight nakormanii: an increase in the number of young people who use drugs, poses a threat to Russian national security.In this regard, Medvedev proposed to discuss the issue of mandatory testing of all students on the subject of drug use.Such statements made by the Russian President at the Security Council meeting in the Kremlin on Tuesday, reports "Interfax" and ITAR-TASS.Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced the fight nakormanii: an increase in the number of young people who use drugs, poses a threat to Russian national security.In this regard, Medvedev proposed to discuss the issue of mandatory testing of all students on the subject of drug use.Such statements made by the Russian President at the Security Council meeting in the Kremlin on Tuesday, reports "Interfax" and ITAR-TASS.

situation with drug addiction in Russia threatens to demography.According to Medvedev, the actual number of drug users varies from 2 to 2.5 million people, representing

almost 2% of Russia's population."The most dangerous thing that two-thirds of this amount of people - young people aged up to 30 years", - said the president.

According to Medvedev, "rejuvenation of drug users - is a threat to national security, a serious challenge to the nation's health and the already extremely complicated demographic situation."According to official data, the number of registered patients with a diagnosis of "drug addiction" has grown by almost 60%, the president continued in the last ten years.

Medvedev also touched on the introduction of mandatory testing of students of all educational institutions for drug use.Prophylaxis should be started at an early age, says the president.

On the state policy in this sphere, he said: "It is high time to shift the focus from the power and restraining methods of solving problems in the treatment, rehabilitation and prevention."

President urged to develop a strategy of state anti-drug policy and a concrete plan for its implementation.According to him, the need to think and unified strategy of state anti-drug policy, as well as a specific plan for its implementation."We need new, modern methods of work in this field," - said Medvedev.

President also called for the tightening of liability for crimes committed in a state of narcotic intoxication, and for facilitating drug trafficking.At the same time, Medvedev proposed to discuss the possibility of introducing in the Russian alternative punishment for drug addicts who have committed minor crimes.

Security Council promises to develop an anti-drug program

Strategy of the state anti-drug policy will be developed in Russia in the first half of 2010.This was stated by Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, when asked about the timing of the development of such a strategy, "Interfax".

Director of the Federal Drug Control Service Viktor Ivanov after the meeting of the Security Council, told reporters that it is planned to develop a plan to implement a new strategy and a plan to combat the threat of drugs, which comes from Afghanistan.

In May, Federal Drug Control Service reported that since the beginning of 2009 in Russia seized 1,500 kilograms of heroin, that is, two doses of the drug for each citizen of the country, including infants.These figures are twice the number of drugs seized in Russia in the same period of 2008.

According to experts, more drugs from Afghanistan to Russia comes.

According to the Federal Drug Control Service Viktor Ivanov, over the last 20 years Russia has "hooked" on the needle, and has become a world leader in the consumption of opiates, especially heroin.According to the Federal Drug Control Service, Russia's 2.5 million drug addicts.Every year on drugs in Russia kills about 30 thousand people.