Funding for this research was provided by:
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (PhD Scholarship)
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (PhD Scholarship)
SLUB/TU Dresden (Publication Funds of the SLUB/TU Dresden)
Received: 12 March 2019
Accepted: 16 October 2019
First Online: 21 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was conducted in agreement with World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki and in accordance with local requirements and was approved by Russian authorities. According to the German regulations reflected in the requirement of the Research Ethics Board of the Dresden University of Technology no ethics approval was necessary for the presented interview study. However, the larger research project on unrecorded alcohol consumption in Russia that is led by the first author and that is connected to the present contribution has received approval by the REB of the Dresden University of Technology (EK 205052016).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.