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Russia's battle to curb its drinking 3 Jun 2014

The Russian authorities appear to have succeeded in curbing alcohol consumption in the country. But, to what end?


Alcohol a bright spot for pessimistic Russia 19 Mar 2014

A note from Bernstein this week has highlighted an increasingly pessimistic mood among Russian consumers.


Carlsberg: Emerging from the Russian Winter 13 Jan 2014

As Russia finally offers the world's brewers a period of (relative) calm, market leader Carlsberg looks poised to turn the corner this year. But, could 2014 be a case of deja vu for the Danish company?


just On Call - Carlsberg eyes Russia revival 13 Nov 2013

The negative impact Carlsberg has felt from Russia's ban on street kiosk beer sales should be over by the end of the year, the group's CEO has predicted.


Comment - Brewers Must Ride Out Russian Rumpus 1 Nov 2013

How ruptured is Russia's beer market? More evidence came yesterday of the tough times that brewers are facing in the region.

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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.


Baltika Breweries appoints next CFO 14 Mar 2014

Carlsberg has confirmed a change of CFO at its Baltika Breweries division in Russia.


Warsteiner drops Efes for Baltika in Russia 26 Feb 2014

Warsteiner has switched partners in Russia, plumping for Carlsberg's Baltika Breweries over Anadolu Efes in the country.


Russian cider market surges on new labels - study 24 Feb 2014

Russia's hard cider market jumped by eight-fold in the final quarter of last year, new figures have shown.


SABMiller sees Russia struggle in 2013 11 Feb 2014

SABMiller has admitted to an unsatisfactory year for its partnership with Anadolu Efes in Russia, but maintains that 2014 offers reasons for optimism.


Concha y Toro eyes growth with Russia deal 10 Feb 2014

Chilean wine maker Concha y Toro has switched the distribution of its portfolio in Russia to Russian Standard.