On 15 April 2002, the Russian State Duma approved a
first draft of various amendments to be made to the advertising
legislation. The principal focus of these amendments is to toughen
the rules relating to beer adverts.
If adopted, the amendments will prohibit
advertisers from giving the impression that drinking beer will
improve one's physical or emotional state, that it will enhance
career prospects or attractiveness to the opposite sex or that it
is the best way to quench a thirst.
The second reading is expected in the beginning of