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SELIGER, July 31 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian President Vladimir Putin approves generally the idea of higher beer excise duties.
“The government has already increased the excise duties this year, because if to follow this way it is probably needed, but this should be done carefully,” Putin said in his speech at the all-Russian youth forum Seliger-2012.
The president acknowledged that in general “beer addiction is a problem, and this is true.”