the Deputies of Moscow city Council on may 27 adopted amendments to the city law “About trading activity in the city of Moscow”. According to the amendments, in the capital, prohibited the sale of alcohol in bars and cafes with an area less than 20 square meters, located in residential houses.

As the Chairman of the Moscow city Duma Alexey Shaposhnikov, Russia from 5 may 2020 began to act, a Federal law which establishes that the retail of alcoholic beverages in the provision of public catering services in facilities catering located in apartment houses and adjacent territories is allowed in such objects of public catering like restaurants, bars, cafes, buffets, having a hall of service of visitors with a total area of not less than 20 square meters. “The subjects is an important task with regard to the requirements of the Federal legislation to ensure public order and trade rules, he said. – Amendments to the law “About trading activity in the city of Moscow” based on the norms of the Federal legislation. Enter the city standards will contribute to the prevention of offenses as a “low bar” that sells at night alcohol is now causing great concern to Muscovites, residents of the first floor. They are more likely to suffer from a small semi-legal “shot glass” in their homes.

Previously, the document was reviewed and supported by the Commission of Moscow city Council on security, sport and youth policy.