The Krasnodar Region may be about to ban the sale of alcoholic beverages closer than 500 metres to any venue of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia™. This was the regional governor’s idea.
"Veniamin Kondratyev has proposed to enlarge the alcohol-free buffer zone around sports and social venues for the duration of World Cup 2018,” welcome2018.com was told by the press office of the Krasnodar Region Administration. “He is concerned about people’s safety, but he wants to make sure the business community is warned in advance of all the bans and restrictions that will be necessary on account of security concerns and in the interest of the smooth progress of the World Cup.”
Right now alcoholic beverages are not allowed closer than 100m to any sports or social venue. In Sochi, restaurants are allowed to sell alcohol if located at least 15m away from such a venue, while shops have to be at least 25m away. The distances are 50m and 100m, respectively, in Anapa, and 50m and 70m in Gelendjik.