Russia is to crack down on sales of alcohol

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 24 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4642
  1. Andrew Osborn
  1. 1Moscow

    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 …

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