The Russian brewer Baltika Brewery said this week that it had been unsuccessful in its attempt to bring a lawsuit against the country's tax authorities. The Court of Arbitration in Moscow has thrown out Baltika's lawsuit against the tax authorities, which was brought - along with similar but separate suits from rival brewers ZAO Ochakovo and ZAO Vena - against Vladimir Gubanov, head of the department of alcohol and tobacco taxation at the Tax Ministry, for undermining investment in Russia's beer industry