Can I sell moonshine? For the sale of products of brewing want to punish.
- 05 June 2015
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In the explanatory memorandum regional parliamentarians indicate that they decided to start a fight with homemade "swill" due to the fact that moonshine "assumes the character of a national disaster," ruining the health of Russians and reducing the budget system revenues. Experts do not exclude that the corrective work may be more effective punishment than draconian penalties.
The bill proposes to add Vladimir Deputies Criminal Code Article 171.3 of the production and turnover of alcohol products without a license, and 171.4 for the illegal sale of moonshine individual. And for another crime and MPs propose to punish or a fine of 50 thousand. To 80 thousand. Rubles, or correctional labor for up to 1 year. In the case of illegal sale of liquor natural persons, criminal liability is provided only in the case of repeated violations of the law - more than once in 180 days. In the first sale of moonshine from Vladimir deputies propose administrative responsibility. To do this, in their opinion, it is necessary to supplement the Administrative Code Article 14.16 "Illegal sales of alcohol products an individual", provides from 500 to 2 thousand. Rubles fine with the possibility of confiscation of equipment.
The idea of combating domestic spirits manufacturers is not new. At the beginning of this year to introduce criminal penalties for the illegal production and trafficking of counterfeit drinks offered to the Ministry of Agriculture. The bill ministry assumed that punishment will be a fine of 2 million to 5 million rubles, but the responsibility will come only if a low-quality alcohol has caused large-scale damage, serious bodily injury or other serious consequences. The document is held a public discussion.
President of the Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers (CDF), Igor Bukharov sure that no tightening of the law will not be able to completely eradicate in Russian culture brewing in the Russian Empire, vodka has always done in the homes, and the government controlled only the production of strong distillate, which then, depending on add-ons, more distillate turned into a home in spirits. In Soviet times, the moonshine was unable to overcome, it has always been - vodka persecuted for their own consumption and treats relatives - says Bukharov. - Increased penalties will not change anything.