Beer to be Classified as Alcohol in Russia

For the first time in history, beer, currently classified as food, is set to be reclassified as an alcoholic drink in Russia. The move is a part of the Kremlin's war on alcoholism, as beer consumption is rising in the country.
"Normalising the beer production market and classifying it as alcohol is totally the right thing to do and will boost the health of our population," Yevgeny Bryun, the ministry of health's chief specialist on alcohol and drug abuse, said.

"We have been talking about and have wanted such a measure for ages. I take my hat off to the parliament."

The new law would restrict beer sales at night, ban its sale in or close to many public places such as schools, and limit cans and bottles to a maximum size of 0.33 litres.

Many Russians consider beer to be a soft drink. Link -via Arbroath

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>>Dunno how this is going to stop anything.

"The new law would restrict beer sales at night, ban its sale in or close to many public places such as schools, and limit cans and bottles to a maximum size of 0.33 litres."
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They can reclassify it however they want, it is still what it is.

Dunno how this is going to stop anything. Just buy it before the store closes, duh!
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No no, the cause of alcoholism is clearly the fact that beer is classified as a food.

I didn't have enough money to eat yesterday, so I classified my $5 bill to a $50 bill and ate like a king!
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