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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.

Heineken CEO finds "good news" in Russia 20 Aug 2014

Heineken is “in a good position” to grow premium beer sales in Russia despite a declining market and political tension, its CEO has said.

Carlsberg "considering" Russian brewery closures 20 Aug 2014

Carlsberg is “considering” closing some of its breweries in Russia as the country's beer market continues to falter, the group's CEO has revealed.

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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.

Coca-Cola Co to shut down Russian juice plants 8 May 2014

The Coca-Cola Co is to shut down two of its juice plants in Russia with the loss of 1,000 jobs.

A-B InBev to close third Russian brewery 25 Mar 2014

The Russian division of Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced the intended closure of another of its breweries in the country.