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Moscow Oktoberfest kicks off on July 8

July 1 2009

Regular Moscow festival beer pass in Luzhniki 8 through 12 July. Celebration opens theatrical ceremony and parade participants. The host of festivities, according to tradition, will Voevoda Hops.

Expected arrival of a large German delegation, including the new economy minister of Bavaria. Start the festival will give the mayor, Yuri Luzhkov, who will open the first beer barrel with guests from Germany.

Unofficial motto of the holiday will be the slogan: "Drink, drink, and yes the norm of reason ', but the official message - ban underage drinking in the sports complex. This project will focus on "There is a 18? Prove it!" For teens, the same cook a wide range of soft drinks - kvass, juice, soda and juices.

For beer lovers on 40 acres be stretched a beer town of colored pavilions and tents, where, in addition to more than 100 beers, you can taste the barbecue. In total, traditional snacks for beer will be about 40.

Nevertheless, according to organizers, the global financial crisis has also affected this holiday. The festival will take place just five days, not 9, as last year. However, the main program has not changed. There will be exhibitions and competitions, and "traditional tasting." Open, in particular, the four tasting trip, where visitors can vote for the best beer, set evaluation of different varieties. And the most popular class will be awarded the honorary title "People's beer." By the way, the contest will be held in the "blind" tasting.

Entrance fee - 50 rubles. Minimum price for 0.5 liters of beer is 20 rubles. On the day of opening and closing the festival will be on duty more than a thousand police officers.

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