RUSSIA: Businessman turns vodka into gold - well, cleaning fluid

By just-drinks.com editorial team | 29 January 2003

By Mark Rowe A Russian entrepreneur is making windscreen-cleaning fluid out of contraband vodka in an ironic reversal of the stereotypical image of the Russian penchant for drinking anti-freeze. Oleg Udolin's company extracts ethyl alcohol under licence from bottles of vodka confiscated by police and customs. So far he has converted more than 20 million litres and clients include BP service stations and the police themselves.

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By Mark Rowe A Russian entrepreneur is making windscreen-cleaning fluid out of contraband vodka in an ironic reversal of the stereotypical image of the Russian penchant for drinking anti-freeze. Oleg Udolin's company extracts ethyl alcohol under licence from bottles of vodka confiscated by police and customs. So far he has converted more than 20 million litres and clients include BP service stations and the police themselves.

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