Russia is to crack down on sales of alcoholBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4642 (Published 24 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4642
- Andrew Osborn
Russia is to ban the sale of spirits in Moscow’s shops after 10 pm as part of the toughest anti-alcohol campaign since the fall of the Soviet Union.
The move, part of a government strategy to more than halve the nationwide consumption of alcohol in the next decade, will take effect on 1 September.
The law will make it illegal for the Russian capital’s supermarkets, shops, and kiosks to sell vodka and other spirits containing 15% or more of alcohol from 10 pm to 10 am. Current rules in Moscow ban the sale of vodka from 11 …