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The rules for the sale of alcohol want to change in Russia

The rules for the sale of alcohol want to change in Russia
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The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia proposes to partially lift the ban on the sale of alcohol near medical facilities. At the same time, they propose to leave the final solution to the issue for the regions.

As they write "News”, The department is developing amendments to the law on state regulation of the production of ethyl alcohol and the restriction of alcohol consumption. The government will consider it in the third quarter of this year, then it will go to the State Duma.

It is assumed that the regional authorities themselves will be able to determine the types of medical activities, the implementation of which does not impede the sale of alcoholic beverages in stores, cafes and in the surrounding area. As noted in the department, the socio-economic characteristics of the region, the indicator of the provision of population with retail space, as well as the general level of development of trade and public catering will be taken into account.

The need for amendments to the law in the Ministry of Industry and Trade is explained by the fact that it is impossible in Russian conditions to implement a unified approach in each subject. Moreover, already now the regional authorities themselves determine the possible distance from social institutions and educational organizations at which the alcohol trade can go. It varies from 30 to 300 meters.

Not everyone is ready to support a new project. Some fractions in the State Duma reported that such norms cannot be trusted in the regions, and relief can lead to alcoholization of the population. At the same time, the Public Chamber decided that with the new powers, the regional authorities will be able to better manage disputed issues.

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