RUSSIA: Police refuse to intervene as armed battle for Stoli distillery rages on

By Chris Brook-Carter | 9 August 2000

Police have refused to intervene in the continued armed stand-off over the Kristall vodka factory in Moscow, which produces the world's leading vodka Stolichanaya.Over the weekend two armed gangs headed by rival board members of the distillery entered the factory within 24 hours of each other, in an attempt to seize control of the company.

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Police have refused to intervene in the continued armed stand-off over the Kristall vodka factory in Moscow, which produces the world's leading vodka Stolichanaya.Over the weekend two armed gangs headed by rival board members of the distillery entered the factory within 24 hours of each other, in an attempt to seize control of the company.

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