Russia Sets Minimum Vodka Price to Curb Counterfeit Alcohol Production

Jan 20 2010 - 11:41

On January 1, 2010, Russia introduced a new minimum price for a vodka bottle in an effort to prevent the production and sale of counterfeit alcohol blamed for the deaths of thousands of people each year.

The lowest price of any half a liter vodka bottle is now approximately USD 3 (EUR 2). Officials hope that the move will help reduce alcohol abuse in the country, while also protecting Russia’s legal vodka producers.

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Source: RIA Novosti

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