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Russian brewers asked the government not to prohibit the sale of alcohol for the World Cup 2018

In Moscow, you can not buy a drink within a radius of two kilometers around the stadiums.

Russian brewers asked the government and the mayor’s office of Moscow not to impose restrictions on the sale of alcohol during the World Cup. A letter from President AB InBev Efes (Russian division of Anheuser-Busch InBev) Dmitry Shpakov is at Kommersant’s disposal , he also confirmed the dispatch.

Shpakov writes that the Bud beer company, which is the official sponsor of the 2018 World Cup, is concerned about the ban, because of it illegal trade in spirits can grow. Executive Director of the Union of Russian Brewers (SRP) Vyacheslav Mamontov confirmed that due to the ban, losses due to lost taxes could grow to 2 billion rubles.

The Moscow Mayor’s Office in late April announced a ban on the sale of alcohol within a radius of two kilometers around the 2018 World Cup stadiums. Similar measures can be introduced by the authorities of Rostov, St. Petersburg, Volgograd and other cities where matches will be held. At the same time, alcohol will be sold at the stadiums themselves, as it was at the Confederations Cup.

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