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September 11-15, 2017

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Russian Beer Law Draws Cautious Support

The new law, which took effect on Jan. 1, bans beer sales from kiosks entirely, and in other stores between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. And as with increased taxes on alcohol in recent years, it aims to curb public drinking, particularly the casual drinking in city parks and snow-covered promenades that can begin before breakfast and end after midnight. (The New York Times)