The transport Ministry has proposed to prohibit the sale of alcohol on trains for supporters of the 2018 world Cup
The transport Ministry has proposed to prohibit the sale of strong alcohol (the content of ethyl alcohol above 16,5%) in free trains for fans of the world Cup in 2018, said in a letter to Deputy Minister of transport Alan Lushnikov in the government (RNS).
“In order to preserve the quality of transport services, in accordance with the letter of the Board of Directors 25.05.2018, it is proposed to restrict the sale of alcoholic beverages in these trains, permitting only the retail sale of alcoholic products containing ethyl alcohol, not more than 16.5% of the volume of the finished product,” the letter reads.
The Ministry of transport, the document claims that “the proposal agreed with the Railways of the MIA of Russia”.
The Agency also proposes to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages in passenger shipping of alcoholic beverages from the dining car.
The Ministry of transport has reminded that presently, in accordance with the Federal law of 22.11.1995 not set restrictions on the retail sale of alcoholic beverages associated with the provision of catering services in the dining cars, the letter says.
The letter States that the issue of limiting the sale of alcoholic drinks in additional free trains for fans during the world Cup, were raised at the meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets may 14.
The transport Ministry confirmed the authenticity of the letter, having refused other comments. In the Railways declined to comment.