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Authorities in Moscow have announced further restrictions on retail sales of spirits as part of the Russian Government's crackdown on alcohol misuse, according to a report.

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Shops and kiosks in Russia's capital city will not be able to sell any drinks with an alcohol level above 15% abv between the hours of 2200 and 1000, according to the RIA Novosti newswire. It cited an unnamed source as saying today (18 August) that the new rule will come into force on 1 September.

Retailers in Moscow are currently forbidden from selling alcohol between 2300 and 0800. There will be no change to this rule for beer and wine retailers.

Russia's Government is seeking to tighten alcohol sales laws across the country in order to reduce excess drinking. In January, authorities introduced a three-fold tax rise on beer and a minimum price on vodka of RUB89 (US$3) per half-litre.


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