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Russians at Youth Forum Complain of Expensive Condoms

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Participants of an educational youth forum in the Vladimir region have complained to the head of Russia’s consumer watchdog about the excessively high cost of condoms, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported on Monday.

Anna Popova, the head of consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor promised to refer the complaint to the head of the Federal Anti-monopoly Service, Igor Artemyev.

“I heard you,” RIA Novosti cited Popova as saying. “Tomorrow morning, I’ll start my working day with a call to Igor Yurevich Artemyev.”

The annual two-month-long forum started in late June in the Vladimir region. This year the event gathered about 7,000 participants aged 18 to 30, RIA reported.

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