Russia doubles vodka prices to fight alcohol abuse
The Finance Ministry suggests that the current price for half a liter of vodka, which sits at about $3.00, will be raised to $6.50 dollars in 2011-2013. The prices will increase gradually over the period.
“Vodka is not a necessity. It shouldn’t be cheap,” said Shatalov.
The measure will be part of a bill currently being drafted by the Ministry.