Pharmacy Chain 36.6 reported preliminary consolidated sales dropped 13.1 per cent in the first half of the year to RUB11.63bn (£222.1m).

The company’s retail sales slumped 17.4 per cent on the year to RUB8.8bn (£168m).

At the end of June the company had 1,036 pharmacies in 29 Russian regions. It opened six pharmacies and closed 54 pharmacies between April and June.