New Year's in Moscow – no booze & few fireworks. No way.

on 19/12/10 at 6:52 pm

Booze News

New Year in Moscow has typically been a festival of fireworks and Shampanskoye on city streets.

But all that is about to change as 2010 winds down, with only one officially permitted firework display and no boozing allowed.

In keeping with existing, but widely ignored laws, drinking alcohol on the streets will be banned.

And booze sales will be restricted, especially at public gatherings, to ensure the law is enforced.

Even a drop of non-alcoholic tarkhun could be off limits: the retro Soviet fizzy pop is often sold in glass bottles, which are also banned.

{Full story via The Moscow News}

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