Conflict & Justice

Russia Bans Alcohol Advertising in all Media


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A ban on alcohol advertising has gone into effect in Russia. It is part of Russian officials' work to address the country's drinking problem.

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The ban prohibits alcohol advertising on television, radio, the Internet, public transport and billboards.

Host Aaron Schacter speaks to Moscow based journalist, Masha Gessen.