Moscow Bans Booze Sales After 10pm

No more midnight vodka runs after Sept. 1
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2010 12:49 PM CDT
You can't buy any of this in Moscow after 10 PM.   (©Close to Spectacular)

(Newser) – It’s only 10pm, and you’re all out of vodka: No problem! Except in Moscow. Starting Sept. 1, stores in the Russian capital will not be allowed to sell any beverages with more than 15% alcohol between 10pm and 10am, the Telegraph reports. (You can still, however, buy beer and wine.) The ban comes on the heels of President Dmitry Medvedev’s comments this summer that Russians can’t be trusted with alcohol—alcohol abuse kills 500,000 each year.

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