The Lancet (5 October 2019) ‘Russia’s alcohol policy: a continuing success story’. Russians are officially drinking less and, as a consequence, are living longer than ever before: life expectancies reached an historic peak in 2018—almost 68 years for men and 78 years for women—according to a WHO report examining the effects of alcohol control measures on mortality and life expectancy in Russia. The Lancet Published: October 05, 2019