Alexander Krashevski, who says he looks older, but is only 35 knocks back a shot of medical spirit. An alcoholic, he started drinking at school when he was 14.
Alexander was originally from Murmansk City, capital of Murmansk Province. Four years ago, he and his 26 year old brother, Yuri, moved to Revda, a crumbling 'Mono-city' where the whole town is hanging on the fate of a single, dying factory. The local population is falling sharply, replaced, in part, by an influx of alcoholics like Alexander in search of cheap living. /Felix Features