Russia's lower house of Parliament the Duma today passed a second version of a bill that restricts the sale and consumption of beer.

An original version of the bill, which had been passed by the Duma, was thrown out of the upper house, the Federation Council, after senators felt the law needed more work. The Council instead sent it to a conciliation committee.

Back now from the committe, the new bill bans selling beer in cultural institutions, sports centres and public transport, as well as to under-age children, lengthening a list that already includes children's, medical and educational organisations and the land around them.

Under the bill, beer cannot be consumed in the streets, parks, at stadiums and in other public places, except for restaurants and cafes.