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Carlsberg chases lifeline but Russian fog remains 11 Nov 2014

It was more of the same for Carlsberg in its YTD results release yesterday as weakness in Eastern Europe continued to damage the bottom line.


Russia ready to rethink regulation - Carlsberg 10 Nov 2014

Carlsberg's CEO has said that Russia may reverse some of the regulations that has seen the country's beer market shrink and brewers close production sites.


The decline of Russia's beer market 30 Sep 2014

Five years ago, Heineken announced it was cutting 140 jobs in Russia, with the suspension of brewing at one of its sites. The news came just weeks after the Dutch firm had revealed plans for another closure in the country.


How long must Carlsberg wait for Russia recovery? 21 Aug 2014

Yesterday's headlines around Carlsberg were dominated by the group's half-year performance in Eastern Europe. And rightly so. The Danish brewer relies on the region for around 36% of its group profits.


Brewers Feel Prolonged Russian Winter 20 Aug 2014

Being a brewer in Russia continues to be a struggle, and that's putting it mildly. Carlsberg and Heineken both revealed today that their first-half beer volumes suffered in the country.

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Altia lines up Russia launch for Koskenkorva vodka 27 Nov 2014

Finland's Altia Corp is to launch its Koskenkorva vodka brand in Russia ahead of the holiday season.


Carlsberg hails plan to halt Russian duty rise 12 Nov 2014

Carlsberg has welcomed the on-going passage of a bill to freeze beer duty in Russia, branding it a “positive development”.


Anheuser-Busch InBev shuts fourth Russian brewery 1 Oct 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced it is shutting down another of its Russian breweries – its fourth closure in the country in the last two years.


Carlsberg suspends production at Russian brewery 29 Sep 2014

Carlsberg has suspended production at one of its Baltika Breweries' facilities in Russia.


Russia bans Ukrainian alcohol - report 14 Aug 2014

Russia's food safety watchdog has announced an import ban on a number of beers and spirits produced in Ukraine, according to reports.


Coca-Cola attacks Russia sugar tax calls 8 Aug 2014

The Coca-Cola Co has said proposed legislation from Russia's Communist Party to tax sugary beverages would only harm Russia's economy.


Sazerac Co in dark on Russia Bourbon ban claims 5 Aug 2014

US distiller Sazerac Co has said it has not heard from Russian authorities, despite reports that the company is facing a ban of its Kentucky Gentleman Bourbon brand in the country.


Heineken heralds move to relax Russia beer ad ban 14 Jul 2014

Heineken has welcomed Russia's decision to roll back a ban on beer ads around sports events, saying it will use the opportunity to promote responsible drinking.


Brewers get Russian ad ban reprieve - report 11 Jul 2014

Russia has temporarily lifted a ban on beer ads, allowing brewers to campaign around sports events until the end of 2018, according to local media.


Russian Government looks to boost winemaking 2 Jun 2014

The Russian Government is aiming to help nearly double the amount of vineyard hectares in the country by 2020, according to reports.

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Putin's Coca-Cola dig misses the mark 19 Dec 2014

The Coca-Cola Co has had its fair share of critics this year, from health campaigners to investor David Winters, who this week called for CEO Muhtar Kent to be replaced.