The correspondent of “KP” went along the route of fake vodka, which poisoned 35 people to death in the Orenburg region
In the small town of Orsk in the east of the Orenburg region, only a little more than 200 thousand people live. In the surrounding villages, the population is even less – 400, 1000 people, most of them are pensioners, large families, accustomed to feeding from the land. For these people, the state of emergency, which has been discussed in Russia for a week now, has become a real tragedy. Local residents do not console themselves with hope: literally everyone could become a victim of poison from a bottle with a familiar name. All the poisoned people are the average inhabitants of Russian villages, the overwhelming majority. And many simply do not have a choice of what to drink: in large cities there are supermarkets in which every bottle of alcohol is punched through the EGAIS system. In the villages, however, often there is not a single store with an official license to trade in alcohol. And there is vodka and cognac. Who is drowning Russian villages in counterfeit alcohol and why they turn a blind eye to this,
Grief these days in almost every house in the village of Krasny Chaban in the Eastern Orenburg region, in a neighboring village five children were orphaned in one hour, fatal poisoning in Yasnensky, Dombarovsky, Adamovsky districts…. In total, 67 people were hospitalized, 35 did not survive. They drank “local vodka”, took “from their own”, at 100-130 rubles per half liter.
- Not drunken alcoholics – simple hard workers, pensioners … Well, who in the villages does not drink a couple of glasses after a hard day’s work? – a gloomy taxi driver on the way from Orsk to Krasny Chaban philosophizes: they drank and will drink, this tragedy will not teach anything. Because there are no options.