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Higher Fines for Bootleg Vodka Producers
19.12.2012 09:20

A bill sponsored by legislators of the Jewish Autonomous District, will raise fines for distilling homebrew to 5,000 roubles and authorize a confiscation of the products and the facility to produce them.

According to Vadim Drobiz, the director of the Federal and Regional Center of Alcohol Market Research, the share of moonshine on the surrogate alcohol market is 25 percent. Medical tinctures hold another quarter of the market. The rest is various cleaners, 40 percent, and bootleg vodka produced in garages. Surrogate alcohol has often resulted in massive deaths, especially in rural areas

Author: Mikhail Vesely

Tags: Russian vodka Russian alcohol market Russian laws   

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