Russia passes ban on alcohol advertisements online and in printed media

Last month, Russian assemblies were reviewing a new ban on alcohol advertisements in popular media, preferably social media sites that teens access regularly. Not only has the Russian government approved this ban but they’ve extended the ban on alcohol marketing to include a, to put lightly, prohibition on alcohol advertisements on the Internet, in printed media, and in areas located near schools and on public transportation.

After January 1, 2013, all alcohol advertising will be prohibited in Russia. The law was initiated by Russian deputies Sergei Zheleznyah, Irina Yarovaya, and Igor Rudensky. The new law on alcohol advertisements restrict alcohol advertisements on television during the day, on the first and last page of printed media, on any type of public transportation vehicles, as well as within 100 meters of children, educational, medical or sport institutions.

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