The Kaliningrad Authorities Explained Why The Region Became The Leader In The Consumption Of Vodka

The Kaliningrad Authorities Explained Why The Region Became The Leader In The Consumption Of Vodka
The Kaliningrad Authorities Explained Why The Region Became The Leader In The Consumption Of Vodka

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Tourists have become one of the reasons that the Kaliningrad region has become a leader in the growth rate of alcohol consumption, said Dmitry Lyskov, head of the press service of the regional government, in an interview with RIA Novosti. According to the data of the Center for Research on Federal and Regional Alcohol Markets, published earlier in the media, the Kaliningrad region in 2020 became the leader in terms of the growth rate of vodka consumption - 5.6 liters per person. "This summer we had an unprecedented influx of tourists who pushed the statistics and contributed to the increase in alcohol sales," Lyskov said. He added that at the beginning of the pandemic, amid a lack of disinfectants, many residents treated their hands and surfaces with vodka, increasing sales of this alcoholic product. According to the data, in 2020 per capita consumption of vodka in Russia was 4.9 liters, which is 2% more than in 2019. Earlier, alcohol producers responded to the call to ban the sale of spirits. The head of the Union of Alcohol Producers urged the authorities to ignore such initiatives.

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