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Moscow banns trade of alcoholic drinks at night

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According to the reports of today, the trade of strong alcoholic drinks at night and in the early hours has been banned in Moscow, in order to eliminate the main cause of the damage of the health of Russians – excessive use of alcohol.

In compliance with the law signed by the mayor of Moscow Yury Luzhkov, during night time it is forbidden for the stores of Moscow to sell spirits, whose alcohol concentration exceeds 15%. This way the residents of Moscow would be restrained from purchasing strong alcoholic drinks, for example, vodka and cognac at night; however the law does not interfere with the trade of beer and vine. It is not clear yet how exactly this ban will be implemented.

According to RIA Novosti and Interfax the ban will come into force starting from the 1st of September. Although the previous ban of alcohol trade forbade to sell spirits during the period of 11 PM until 8 AM, it was not complete as the stores could arrange with the local governments that they were able to legally sell spirits also during these hours.

This summer Russia implemented the ban that forbade driving under the influence of alcohol, which was adopted by the Parliament after the president of Russia Dmitry Medvedev announced that it was impossible to rely on Russians after they had used alcohol.

New legal minimum price for vodka was also adopted, in order to limit the activity of the illegally brewed alcohol black market. Home-brewed alcohol is one of the main reasons for the death of thousands of Russians every year. The use of illegally brewed alcohol kills approximately 500 000 people a year, which also greatly affects the male life expectancy, which according to official figures is lower than in poor countries like Bangladesh or Honduras.

«If people cannot take care of their health, they have to be taught to do it,» strictly indicated Medvedev in a television interview in 2009, when he announced the ban on drunk driving.

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