Russia: Moscow City Officials Crack Down on Energy Drinks

Moscow city officials recently passed a law banning the sale of alcoholic energy drinks in the capital. In addition, only adults who present identification will be served non-alcoholic energy drinks. The law enters in force on May 1, 2015. The Moscow city law applies to all beverages with an alcohol content of between 1.2 and 9 percent that also contain caffeine or other "tonic" components. Fines for violating the law range from 5,000 to 10,000 rubles ($80 to $160) for individual sellers and up to 100,000 rubles ($1,600) for companies with the confiscation of such goods.

Russia: Moscow City Officials Crack Down on Energy Drinks