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    Spirit sales restricitions at night

    On a recent visit to NN, a city I used to live in, I was surprised to see notices displayed in all supermarkets informing customers that it it now illegal to sell anything stronger than 15% between 10pm and 8.30pm. Russian friends subsequently told me that that law is a federal one, but that in most of Russia it is not observed. It seems that in the Nizhegorodskaya oblast' this law is observed, at least in big supermarkets.

    What's your experience? Is it still possible to buy vodka at 5 am in the city on the Volga?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iainmace View Post
    On a recent visit to NN, a city I used to live in, I was surprised to see notices displayed in all supermarkets informing customers that it it now illegal to sell anything stronger than 15% between 10pm and 8.30pm. Russian friends subsequently told me that that law is a federal one, but that in most of Russia it is not observed. It seems that in the Nizhegorodskaya oblast' this law is observed, at least in big supermarkets.

    What's your experience? Is it still possible to buy vodka at 5 am in the city on the Volga?

    Don't you mean between 10pm and 8:30am Who does the "enforcing" ? The Militia ?

    For comparison, here in Pennsylvania liquor stores are run by the state and are open @ 9am - 9pm
    Other states will vary. Wines & beers can be purchased in some supermarkets, in some states.


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    Nearly same situation is in Perm'. But they forbid it at shops only, so pubs/restaurants/bars are happy to help you

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    I haven't seen signs indicating a similar restriction here in Cheboksary, but I have noticed a recent tendency for shops and supermarkets to close at 10pm, a good hour earlier than they used to. Next time I have occasion to enter one of the few remaining круглосуточно outlets after the witching hour I'll check the section that stocks the hard stuff.

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    No liquor (should be) sold after 23"00 in Russia. How this law will get implemented remains to be seen.

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    Yes, this law is in effect in NN. It is enforced by the stores. By the way "15%" is included in ban, so buying a Martini is a no-no.

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    Well I guess that's one way to raise revenue for the beer companies lol.

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