In Russia that is. When I worked in Poland not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the same shop sold you your bread and your beer and instead of excusing yourself past over-loaded grocery carts, you had to weave through the weaving neighbourhood gents. As part of a crackdown on its similar problem, the Russian government has also restricted beer ads:
Russia introduced tough beer advertising laws in September, banning commercials between the hours of 0700 and 2200. The use of people and animals in beer ads will be prohibited as of next year.Thank heavens! The use of animals in Russian TV beer ads was a shameless scourge that was encouraging animals down a very slippery slope. These three gents used to breed siamese cats. Look at them now!