On Criminal Responsibility for the Preparation and Sale of Home-brew
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«Vedemosti Verxovnogo Soveta SSSR», 1948 No. 14
as reprinted in
Ministry of Justice of the RSFSR, Criminal Code of the RSFSR: Official text with changes up to 1 July 1950 with the addition of materials arranged according to articles [of the code], State Publishing House of Juridicial Literature, Moscow, 1950; pp. 155-156
ON CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PREPARATION AND SALE OF HOME-BREW
Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR 7 April 1948
For the purpose of establishing unity in legislation about the criminals responsibility for the preparation and sale of home-brew and the strengthening of the struggle with these crimes, the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR decrees:
1. The preparation and keeping of home-brew for the purpose of sale, the sale of home-brew, and likewise preparation [for?] sale as a form of business, of apparatus specially serving for preparation of home-brew --
shall be punished by confinement in a corrective-labor camp for a term from six to seven years with confiscation of all property or some property.
2. Preparation of home-brew without intent to sell --
shall be punished by deprivation of liberty for a term from one to two years with confiscation of the home-brew and the equipment for preparing it.
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