Russia Mulls Alcohol Ban to Curb In-Flight Fisticuffs

Duty free alcohol © Colognid

Russian politicians are contemplating a ban on duty-free alcohol on flights in an attempt to address a recent spate of drunken airborne brawls. Earlier in the week, state television aired a compilation of video footage of such incidents, but the last straw appears to have been the emergency landing of a flight in Uzbekistan after an intoxicated Russian passenger became violent toward his fellow fliers.

Vitaly Yefimov of the Duma’s transport committee was quoted as saying that he anticipates tabling the proposed legislation in the Duma before the end of the current session.

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