According to TASS, the minimum prices for consumers and other strong drinks are also rising.

The minimum cost of a 0.5 liter bottle of cognac will increase from 388 to 433 rubles, and brandy of the same volume from January 1 will be available for at least 315 rubles, before that the minimum price was 307 rubles.

Procurement prices for alcohol from manufacturers and distributors are also rising.

In October, the Ministry of Finance of Russia proposed raising the minimum prices for vodka, cognac and brandy from January 1, 2020.