But don't Russians drink vodka?
Beer was everywhere in Russia in the 2000sSource: Telegraph
This wasn't the first attack on Russia's beer industrySource: Independent
Medvedev wanted to curtail a national tragedySource: Atlantic
It will be tougher if you want to buy a beer on the way home from work, or pop down from your apartment. So you have to stock at home. And stocking beer is more problematic than stocking vodka. It's bulky, it's big, there's no room for it in small homes. It's much easier to buy two bottles of vodka and manage for your instant need for alcohol. So it's quite ironic that this attempt to improve health and lower alcoholism could have the opposite effect and cause people to drink more harmful spirits.