Khloponin: Russia needs a state monopoly on the sale of alcohol

Khloponin: Russia needs a state monopoly on the sale of alcohol


Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin cited the example of the German experience, where all holiday spirits, including with private companies, regulated by the Federal services.

MOSCOW, 25 Dec. Russia needs a state monopoly on the sale of alcohol and strict control over the circulation of alcohol, said Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin.

“Monopoly for the sale of alcohol, it seems to me, is a very important issue, which the state should be engaged in next year and put it under control,” Khloponin said in an interview with TV channel “Russia 24”.

He noted that in Germany the whole holiday spirit, including with private companies, regulated by the Federal services.

“We watched the German model. Even if this is your distillery, next to the plant for bottling alcoholic products. … Leave all this alcohol is regulated by the Federal services. Can’t just afford to let go of a certain amount of alcohol on production,” he said.

Khloponin also has not excluded that from the medical alcohol dishonest entrepreneurs contrary to the legislation of the Russian Federation can be made alcoholic products. Only about 2% of medical alcohol used for the production of medicines, he added.

“We have 25 of the distilleries, which are regulated by other laws, … which produce medical alcohol. It’s the same ethanol, which produces alcoholic products. They have a different system of regulation. They are working on another model. Licensing is engaged in the Ministry of industry and trade, drug products manufactured at other plants. According to various estimates, only 2% of the capacity of these distilleries are directed to the production of medicines. And the rest where?” — said Deputy Prime Minister.