OREANDA-NEWS More than a quarter of the drinking water sold in Russia is counterfeit, said Rostec head Sergei Chemezov at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

"The percentage of falsification is from 25 to 30%, which is on average in Russia, and in some regions up to 80%," he said, presenting the annual report to the head of state.

Chemezov noted that to solve the problem, one needs to start marking water. “Today we have a lot of products for sale which is unclear how much,” he added.

In July, Rospotrebnadzor made a proposal to mark the mineral water.

After that, the Chairman of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, stated that the decision on the mandatory labeling of mineral water sold in Russia is already being prepared, it will help fight counterfeit products, whose share in Russian stores sometimes reaches 80%.