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World Cup: Russia Bans Alcohol, Barbecue, Protests

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Russian President: Vladimir Puttin

In order to curtail any form of disturbance that marred other world cup tournament, The Russian government has introduced measures during the world cup that would ensure that public protests, alcohol and kebabs are cracking down on.

One of the restrictions which which runs from June 14 to July 15 that affect but Russian and international fans is the sales of alcohol.

The sale of alcoholic drinks and all drinks in glass bottles, on match day and before match day will be banned in fan zones, around stadiums and in other busy locations such as parks and railway stations in host cities.

The Government also indicated that it would reintroduce Soviet institution of drunk tanks, run by the police, where drunk fans will be taken to sober up.

Within 3 days of arrival to one of the World Cup host cities, Both foreigners and Russians are mandated to register with police, displaying proof of identity and showing they have accommodation.

According to NAN, previously, Russians were only supposed to register with police if they stayed in another city for more than 90 days. In any case, these rules had rarely been implemented in recent years.Foreigners who travel to several of the 11 host cities and stay in each for more than 3 days will have to register multiple times.

Report has it that some journalists covering the World Cup have already had problems after failing to register in time on arrival.

There would also be a crackdown on protests, as Russian president Vladimir Putin with a degree, drastically curtails the rights of Russians to hold protests during the World Cup.

Music Festival planned during the period of this world could must be postponed.

Coaches of sightseers will be banned from entering host cities and pleasure boats will not be allowed to sail on their rivers.

Some streets in the centre and near stadiums will be closed, to reduce the rate of traffic in Moscow and other host cities.

Already hit by sanctions banning European meat and other foods, Russians will now find it harder to fire up barbecues to grill their beloved kebabs (known as shashlik).


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