The instructions were formulated in accordance with the proposals brought forward at a respective meeting that took place on August 12, 2009, in Sochi.
The Government of the Russian Federation was instructed to draft in collaboration with public and religious associations, the concept of government policies purported to lower alcohol abuse and apply preventive measures restricting alcoholism in Russia. Youth and minors should be primarily targeted by the said policies.
The Government was also instructed to introduce mechanisms preventing supply of counterfeit spirits and compile quality specifications for all types of alcoholic beverages and beers. It was furthermore requested to draft new laws and amendments to the legislation currently in force, to regulate spirits, wines and beers production and sales, and to offer measures limiting alcohol advertising.
The President instructed the Cabinet to examine international practices in order to assess the possibility and consequences of government monopoly for ethanol and alcohol production and sale.