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Sobering up in Russia

<p>A policeman undresses a drunk man who was picked up on the street in the southern Russian city of Stavropol, February 10, 2006. Many Russian police stations have special cells designed for sobering up their occupants.



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A policeman undresses a drunk man who was picked up on the street in the southern Russian city of Stavropol, February 10, 2006. Many Russian police stations have special cells designed for sobering up their occupants. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko more

A policeman undresses a drunk man who was picked up on the street in the southern Russian city of Stavropol, February 10, 2006. Many Russian police stations have special cells designed for sobering up their occupants. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

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<p>A tattooed drunk grimaces at a sobering-up station in Russia's southern city of Stavropol, November 12, 2009. 



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A tattooed drunk grimaces at a sobering-up station in Russia's southern city of Stavropol, November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

A tattooed drunk grimaces at a sobering-up station in Russia's southern city of Stavropol, November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

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<p>Two Russian women sober up at a special center in Moscow after being found drunk on the streets, April 20, 1998. 


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Two Russian women sober up at a special center in Moscow after being found drunk on the streets, April 20, 1998. REUTERS/File

Two Russian women sober up at a special center in Moscow after being found drunk on the streets, April 20, 1998. REUTERS/File

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<p>A policeman leaves a drunk man to rest in a prison cell in the southern Russian city of Stavropol, February 10, 2006. 



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A policeman leaves a drunk man to rest in a prison cell in the southern Russian city of Stavropol, February 10, 2006. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

A policeman leaves a drunk man to rest in a prison cell in the southern Russian city of Stavropol, February 10, 2006. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

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<p>A Russian policeman leads a tattooed drunk man at a sobering-up station in Russia's southern city of Stavropol, November 12, 2009. 



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A Russian policeman leads a tattooed drunk man at a sobering-up station in Russia's southern city of Stavropol, November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

A Russian policeman leads a tattooed drunk man at a sobering-up station in Russia's southern city of Stavropol, November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

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<p>A medic and a Russian policeman check a drunk man at a sobering-up station in Russia's southern city of Stavropol, November 12, 2009. 



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A medic and a Russian policeman check a drunk man at a sobering-up station in Russia's southern city of Stavropol, November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

A medic and a Russian policeman check a drunk man at a sobering-up station in Russia's southern city of Stavropol, November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

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<p>A drunk man sits on a bed at a sobering-up station in Russia's southern city of Stavropol, November 12, 2009. 



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A drunk man sits on a bed at a sobering-up station in Russia's southern city of Stavropol, November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

A drunk man sits on a bed at a sobering-up station in Russia's southern city of Stavropol, November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

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<p>A policeman proffers a sample bottle to a drunk man who was picked up on the street in the southern Russian city of Stavropol, February 10, 2006. 



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A policeman proffers a sample bottle to a drunk man who was picked up on the street in the southern Russian city of Stavropol, February 10, 2006. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

A policeman proffers a sample bottle to a drunk man who was picked up on the street in the southern Russian city of Stavropol, February 10, 2006. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

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<p>A drunk man shows his tattoos at a sobering-up station in Russia's southern city of Stavropol, November 12, 2009. Many of Moscow's sobering-up stations, of which there were plenty in the days of the Soviet regime, have been closed down due to lack of money. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko  (RUSSIA SOCIETY CRIME LAW HEALTH)</p>

A drunk man shows his tattoos at a sobering-up station in Russia's southern city of Stavropol, November 12, 2009. Many of Moscow's sobering-up stations, of which there were plenty in the days of the Soviet regime, have been closed down due to lack of...more

A drunk man shows his tattoos at a sobering-up station in Russia's southern city of Stavropol, November 12, 2009. Many of Moscow's sobering-up stations, of which there were plenty in the days of the Soviet regime, have been closed down due to lack of money. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko (RUSSIA SOCIETY CRIME LAW HEALTH)

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<p>A policeman escorts a drunk man who was picked up on the street to a cell in the southern Russian city of Stavropol, February 10, 2006. 



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A policeman escorts a drunk man who was picked up on the street to a cell in the southern Russian city of Stavropol, February 10, 2006. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

A policeman escorts a drunk man who was picked up on the street to a cell in the southern Russian city of Stavropol, February 10, 2006. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

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