MMA fighter Alexander Shlemenko linked alcoholism in Russia with the death of Joseph Stalin
Russian mixed martial arts fighter (MMA) Alexander Shlemenko linked alcoholism in Russia with the death of the head of the USSR government, Joseph Stalin. His words are quoted by Championship.com.
The athlete said that after the Great Patriotic War, the USSR was the most non-drinking country. “After Stalin’s death, everything began to shift. Decided to earn stupid money to solder the people. There was a state monopoly on the sale of alcohol. Now this is deliberate propaganda. I would call it genocide through alcohol,” he said.
The fighter is a former Bellator middleweight champion. On account of Shlemenko 59 victories with 13 defeats.
Shlemenko advocates the preservation of Russian values and is against the use of alcohol and drugs. Earlier, he also stated that the reason for the defeat of Alexander Emelianenko is the abuse of alcohol.