Skip to comments.Putin toughens punishment for encouraging underage drinking
Posted on 12/24/2013 3:09:48 AM PST by cunning_fish
MOSCOW, December 23 (RAPSI) - President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill which toughens the criminal and administrative liability for inducing children and teenagers to drink alcoholic beverages into law. The law also increases the fines for violating the rules for selling alcohol to minors by several times.
A document to this effect was published on the official legal information website on Monday.
The law amends Article 151 of the Criminal Code, which imposes the liability for inducing the under-aged to drink alcoholic products regularly, including beer and beer-based drinks. These kinds of violations will be punished by two to six years imprisonment.
The law also stipulates fines of up to 3,000 rubles ($91) for inducing minors to drink alcoholic products. Parents will be fined up to 5,000 rubles ($152) for this violation.
According to the law, the fine for selling alcohol to minors will be increased to 15,000 rubles ($455) from 5,000 rubles for officials and to 300,000 rubles ($9,097) from 50,000 rubles ($1,516) for legal entities.
The fines for drinking alcohol beverages or being drunk in public places will be increased to 1,500 rubles ($45.5) from 300 rubles.
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So not outlawing, just trying to protect children from it until they are old enough to know better.
Hmmmm...I wonder if Obama will send the Budweiser girls to Sochi?
Looks like the Putin Haters got something else to whine about...along w Russia being anti gay
Get a kick out of the whiners who complain about FReeprs who notice the rightward shift of Russia. Guaranteed the biggest complainers are the same one who cheerlead the Communist Chinese...and blindly support Communist China via Free Trade
Putin i setting Russian up to be the survivor in the Russia-China clash that must come after the kenyan and the Republicans have succeeded in kicking the USA down the stairs of history. Perhaps they will ally for a time to finish off the Islamic world and then go at it with each other.
Why does everyone focus on Russia instead of Iran?
The article didn’t note the drinking age, so I looked it up: 18.
We are stuck with this ridiculous 21 drinking age largely because of the harpies at MADD. Most of the rest of the civilized world is 18 or even 16.
Let's stick the drinking age back to 18 and up the voting age to 21 or 30 or some sane number.
Majority was attained at 21 when I was a young man. I didn't get to vote for Roosevelt in 1944 because I had just turned 18, was in the Navy, and was still 3 years away from the vote.
21 still seems about right to me. Voted for Truman in 1948.
I’d be OK with that.
I don’t think Americans can fully get their heads wrapped around just how serious the Russian problem with alcoholism really is.
...signed a bill into law, which toughens the criminal and administrative liability for inducing children and teenagers to drink alcoholic beverages.
Fixed it; I hate "dangling thingies" in a sentence.
The new Party of Nyet.
Good...somebody has to say “No”.