MOSCOW, February 5 (RAPSI) - Energy drinks containing alcohol will be banned in Moscow and the Moscow Region starting April 1, RIA Novosti reports on Thursday citing Kirill Shchitov, Chairman of the Moscow City Government Commission for Physical Fitness, Sports and Youth Policy.
Shchitov said that on February 9, Moscow residents will be able to vote for or against alcoholic energy drink in the Active Citizen application. After the poll, the United Russia will submit a bill to the City Government, which could happen on February 16. It is planned that the bill will be adopted in the first reading and finally in March.
As Shchitov said, Moscow municipal lawmakers also agreed with the Moscow Regional government that a similar ban will be introduced in the region.
As reported earlier, the Federation Council will look into the possibility of banning low-alcohol energy drinks. The committees for constitutional legislation and economic policy received instructions regarding the initiative.
Over ten Russian regions have already passed laws banning or restricting alcoholic energy drinks.