Russia will restrict smoking drastically starting June 2013
Moscow - A new strict anti-smoking law in Russia as of 1 June 2013. Smoking in train stations and other public places and workplaces will be banned. After the State Duma also the second chamber of parliament, voted for the law according to the Interfax news agency. Restaurants, cafes and hotels benefit from a transitional period until 1 June 2014. Prohibited in future, public advertising of tobacco products. For violations individual fines will be 5,000 rubles (around 150 USD).