"I think that the anti-alcohol campaign was a mistake in the form in which it was carried out", - said Mikhail Gorbachev.
According to the former President, should have been conducted no campaign, and planned long-term struggle with alcoholism.
At the same time, Gorbachev noted the positive results of the anti-alcohol campaign.
"The decline in mortality, there were more children to be born. During the anti-alcohol campaign died on 1.6 million people less than in previous years. Dramatically reduced the number of accidents at work, on the roads," — said Gorbachev.