PETROZAVODSK, February 9. /Corr. Igor Lukyanov/. State Duma Deputy Nikolai Valuev called “strange desire” the initiative to ban the entry restrictions on the sale of alcoholic energy drinks in the country. Valuev this opinion was expressed on Tuesday at a meeting with students in Petrozavodsk.
Media: regions can forbid restrictions on the sale of alcohol
Previously, the newspaper “Izvestia” reported that the regions may not be able to impose restrictions on the sale of certain types of intoxicating beverages, including alcoholic energy drinks.
“A very strange desire. We need to see, actually this is so or not. Remembering the experience of the same Yakutia, at the regional level, there is adopted the so-called “dry” law, and it works very good positive results already given – the level of alcohol consumption has been steadily falling,” said Valuev, answering a question of the Chairman of the youth government of Karelia Andrei Redkina.
“I will definitely see what this initiative of the Ministry of Finance. I want to congratulate that this law (banning the sale of alcoholic engineers – ed.) you have. I think, in principle, this right of access each subject has to use it, especially because there is the positive experience of other regions”, – said Valuev.
In Karelia in the summer of 2015 began operating ban on the sale of alcoholic soft drinks. In addition, non-alcoholic energy drinks in the Republic it is forbidden to sell to minors. Similar bills were previously adopted in Kemerovo, Leningrad, Novosibirsk, Smolensk regions and some regions.
Under the current law “On state regulation of production and turnover of ethyl alcohol, alcoholic and alcohol-containing products and about restriction of consumption (drinking) alcoholic products”, the regional authorities “may establish additional restrictions of time, conditions and places of retail of alcoholic production, including a complete ban on the retail sale of alcoholic products”.
The public Prosecutor of the Russian Federation has been instructed to conduct inspections in the regions in the sphere of turnover of alcoholic products