Russia’s chief medical officer blames The Beatles for the country’s drug problem

From NME:

The chief medical officer of Russia has bizarrely said that The Beatles are to blame for the country’s drug problem.

Yevgeny Bryun, who is the Eastern Europe nation’s medical chief, says that the country’s youth first got introduced to the idea of drug-taking when The Beatles traveled to India in the late ’60s to “expand their minds”.

According to Daily Mail, Bryun said of this: “After The Beatles traveled to expand their consciousness in Indian ashrams, they brought the idea of changing one’s psychic state to the people.”

Bryun then added that it was after this news entered public consciousness that people in Russia realised you could make money from the sale of drugs. He said of this: “When business then realised it was possible to make money from this, goods associated with pleasure, that was when the growth in the demand for drugs started.”

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