Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
“Today at about 08:00 AM, the Duty Unit of the Linear Administration of the Russian MIA at the Sheremetyevo Airport was notified by the commander of the aircraft preparing for flight to Sochi that one of the passengers should be removed from the flight and that policemen should arrive at the aircraft.
A police squad was sent to the scene. Policemen established that one of the passengers was drinking alcoholic beverages inside the plane.
That citizen was removed from the plane. The police executed an administrative report in relation to the man subject to Article 20.20 “Drinking alcohol in public places” of the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Offenses,” said Russian MIA official representative Irina Volk.