Tag Archives: State Duma

• Russians may be forced to dine sans wine. Hope not.

Russians may be forced to dine sans wine. Hope not.

Russians may find themselves forced to moderate their wine drinking habits, as the country’s wine market is set to be held up for several months if authorities fail to clarify a new classification system. Wine dealers and manufacturers are anxiously anticipating July 1, when new rules are expected to come into force – but Russia’s […]

• Russian Duma Sets Sights on Antitrust Law, Liquor

The State Duma opened its fall session Tuesday looking to pass economic legislation that clarifies tough anti-monopoly regulations and puts further pressure on the country’s rampant alcohol consumption. In a bid to upgrade the country’s antitrust practices, the Duma plans to pass the so-called third anti-monopoly package, which clarifies the previous, one-year set of laws […]