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Russian kids in ‘birthplace of recreational weed’ could face compulsory drug tests

The head of Russia’s Republic of Buryatia, Aleksey Tsydenov, wants the local administration to drug test all schoolchildren and students in the region, in a bid to detect drug users and deter others from using illegal substances. The compulsory drug tests would apply to all schoolchildren, all students of vocational schools and first-year students of universities, according to preliminary plans ...

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Cradle to grape: 8,000yo vintage points to Georgia as birthplace of wine

Judging by a rare archaeological find, the world of winemaking – from California to France and all locations in between – may trace its roots back thousands of years to the mountainous Caucasus country of Georgia. Georgia, famous for its endless rounds of heartfelt toasts that can run into the wee hours of the morning, just unseated Iran as the ...

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