Strawberry Fields Forever: Beatles to blame for Russia’s drug problem, says Russian drug czar Yevgeny Bryun.
Bryun said Russia’s current rampant substance abuse problems can be traced right back to the Beatles’ use of psychedelics. In an conspiracy-laden explanation, Bryun recently said that “after the Beatles traveled to ashrams in India to expand their consciousness, they introduced the idea of changing your mental condition through drugs to the populace.”
Bryun went on to say that “When business understood that you can sell it all – pleasure and things that accompany it,” that was the beginning of Russia’s drug problem.
It’s a stretch. But Russia does have “one of the world’s most seriously deteriorating drug situations,” according to Louise Shelley, director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center at George Mason University. More.
(Photo: The Beatles — John, Paul, Ringo and George. By United Press International/Wikipedia)