Related Program: Morning Edition on WEKU Russian Law Aims At Curbing Appetite For Alcohol Related Program: Morning Edition on WEKU TweetShareGoogle+Email Beer is marketed in Russia as a healthy alternative to vodka. And it's working. Beer sales are up more than 40 percent in the last decade. Now President Dmitri Medvedev has signed a bill aimed at curbing the use of alcohol. TweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.