A vending machine with a cosmetic lotion of hawthorn, appeared in Kaluga, lasted only a few days. On Tuesday evening, October 4, after about the device told a Federal media, he was removed, reports the website Kp40.ru.
At a special press conference on 5 October, the situation was commented by the Chairman of the Committee for the development of services and advertising market of the Department of Economics and property relations of the city of Kaluga Dmitry Ivanov. He, in particular, stated that at the moment the placement of such machines is not contrary to the law, “but contrary to ethical standards”.
“Owner promised not to engage in such activities. However, to say with certainty that such a machine somewhere else will not appear, we can’t. There is no legislation regulating this activity,” – said the official.
Ivanov noted that such machines are accessible to children, anyone can come, throw coins and pick up the bottle. “This is a nationwide problem. And in neighbouring regions it is larger,” – said the representative of the city government.
Now this case took the Prosecutor’s office and the police. “The owner of the shopping center, went to the meeting and he took the machine to him, no sanctions have not been applied yet, but you need to make changes to the legislation,” – said Ivanov.
We will remind, special vending machines called “Boyarka” appeared in Kaluga last weekend. One of them mounted on the wall of the trading house “Mechta” at the intersection of Grabcevskoe freeway and Motor street. The clock on the machine you could buy a bottle of tincture of hawthorn. On the bottle it is written: “beauty Lotion with alcohol content of 75%”. The cost of one vial with a volume of 99 ml was 20 rubles.
Hawthorn tincture is a medicinal drug used to treat cardiac ailments. However, some people prefer to use it and other such alcoholic liquors for other purposes instead of alcoholic beverages.
The experts noted that due to the crisis in the country, many citizens no longer enough money on legal alcohol, and in this regard the Russians increasingly prefer tinctures “Hawthorn” or “Motherwort”.
In some regions began to appear in street vending machines such funds without any restrictions. So, at the beginning of year in Saratov on the wall hung a tire recapping machine, single-piece selling cosmetic lotions, which are keenly interested in local youths. As a result, local community has achieved the dismantling.