Russia reviews a bill to ban all alcohol advertisements from Internet sites

A recent article in The St. Petersburg Times discusses a new law in review by the Russian government on the ban of alcohol advertisements on social media sites and the Internet.

The new law in review would ban beer advertisements on websites. Some Russian deputies are even pushing to have the law ban advertisements for all alcoholic beverages on the entire Internet. Law supporter and Russian governement authority Igor Rudinsky said the law is to target sites on the Internet that a majority of young people use, particularly social media sites.

Some critics of the new law believe that restricting alcohol advertisements on the Internet as a whole would be “impossible.”

Another law, which will be in effect on July 23, “will ban all alcohol advertising on television and radio, on the front and back pages of newspapers and magazines, and from outdoor advertising.”

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