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Beer was considered a soft drink in Russia until 2011
short by Sanira Mediratta / on Saturday, 18 March, 2017
Beer was legally classified as an alcoholic drink in Russia in 2011, after former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the bill. Until then, anything containing less than 10% alcohol was considered foodstuff in Russia. The new law allowed ministers to control the sale of beer in the same way that spirits are controlled.
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