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Yakutia Restricted Alcohol Retail Sale Till Lunch Time, RIA Says

Authorities of the Republic of Yakutia, part of which lies in Russia’s Arctic zone, banned sales of spirits in stores from 8 p.m. till 2 p.m. to combat alcohol addiction, RIA Novosti said.

The restriction will cover all alcoholic drinks, including beer, with strength of more than 5 percent. Starting January next year, the ban will cover beer with an alcohol content of 5 percent or less, the report said.