There are around 2.5 million people in Russia who are addicted to illegal drugs, according to the Russian Government. 90 percent of the drug addicts are abusing heroin.
The country of Russia consumes 70 tons of heroin trafficked from Afghanistan each year. The amount of heroin used by Russians is over 1/5 of the world’s total heroin supply.
80 people in Russia die every day due to overdosing on heroin.
Source: Associated Press, “Poll: Russians see drug abuse as a top problem,” Google News, July 12, 2012.