the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation develops the bill on the exemptions for sales of alcohol. About this newspaper “Izvestia”.

the Agency wants to offer to give regions the right to authorize the retail sale of alcohol near medical institutions. According to the authors, the regions themselves can determine what kinds of healthcare do not prevent the sale of alcohol in cafes and stores.

the Ministry also said that the regions will adopt the decision on the basis of such factors as socio-economic status, the level of development of trade and public catering and others.

Earlier, Senator Valery Ryazansky said that the Federation Council has recommended the government to raise the minimum age of sale of alcohol from 18 to 21 years. According to him, the senators also asked the state Duma to speed up consideration of the bill about restriction of Smoking of tobacco.