Sultan Khamzaev, a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, head of Sober Russia, proposed to ban the production and sale of children’s champagne before the New Year. RIA Novosti writes about this with reference to an appeal addressed to the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov.
According to the public figure, every year on the eve of the New Year celebrations in Russia there is a sharp multiple increase in the sale of alcoholic beverages, which contributes to severe social consequences. Khamzayev emphasized that in some regions these volumes grow 8-12 times.
The head of Sober Russia clarified that parents do not realize the psychological factor of involving children in the subculture of alcohol consumption. He refers to the results of a study by a team of specialists from the Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, which demonstrated that the presence of this drink at family holidays “blurs the line between what is permissible and what is unlawful, dulls the child’s feelings of safety.”