Starting from the next year, Russia’s alcohol regulation watchdog will be blocking websites believed to sell alcohol.
Such websites will be added to a national blacklist that includes sites that promote suicide or illegal drugs, or contain child porn.
The decree was prepared upon a request from Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, who urged measures to prevent illegal sales of alcohol online.
As it is said in the decree, the number of small online-shops selling alcohol distantly has rised sharply recently, and that activity is technically very hard to control. The alcohol advertisement on the web is also expected to dissapear.
Author: Julia Alieva