In the Federation Council criticized the idea of a state monopoly on production and turnover of alcohol

© RIA Novosti / Marina to Makavetskaia in fotobanka alcoholic beverages. Archival photoIn the Federation Council criticized the idea of a state monopoly on production and turnover of alcohol© RIA Novosti / Marina to Makavetskaia the image Bank

The Communist party proposed a state monopoly on production and turnover of ethyl alcohol and alcoholic products violates market principles of economic development, said Deputy head of the economic Committee of the Federation Council Vyacheslav Timchenko.

Earlier, a group of deputies from the Communist party headed by Gennady Zyuganov was again submitted to the state Duma a bill on the introduction from 2020 of a state monopoly on production and turnover of ethyl alcohol and alcoholic products in which it is used. Earlier, a similar initiative of the Communist party of the lower house of Parliament did not support.

«The introduction of a state monopoly — it’s pointless, it violates market principles of development of economy», — Timchenko told RIA Novosti Monday.

He noted that Russia went from a system of state monopolies in the economic sphere, there are companies with state participation, state corporations.

«In the sphere of production and turnover of ethyl alcohol and alcoholic products is the Supervisory authority — the Federal Antimonopoly service, the Ministry of economic development develops measures to stimulate the development of the industry, the CPS monitors the quality of the products. Everything is provided,» — concluded the Senator.

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