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Until last month (July 20, 2011 to be exact), beer was considered a food. Since beer contains less than 10 percent of alcohol, they didn’t considered it alcohol.

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It seems they have now realized it has alcohol enough to cause alcohol related effects. The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has now signed a bill that has officially classifies beer as an alcoholic drink.

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The bill however won’t come in effect until 2013. This was the result of the President’s 2009 order to the government to prepare a draft to control alcohol abuse in Russia.

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