On the official portal of projects of normative acts published by the Ministry of Finance of Russia changes in the legislation concerning the minimum cost of vodka. The Finance Ministry proposes to increase the cost of the “national drink” from 7 rubles per half-liter. And this despite the fact that two months ago, prices have raised to 5 rubles.
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The published document contains amendments to certain orders of the Ministry of Finance on the establishment of prices, not below which are carried out procurement, delivery and retail sale of alcohol. We are not talking about import and export of alcoholic beverages.
While the project must go through the stage of public discussion.
Recall that two years ago the minimum retail price of vodka in 0.5 liter was increased to 220 rubles. But then in December 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke against the increase in the price of alcohol, noting that otherwise, shift to high-quality product comes a substitute.