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Eugene Vorotnikov

Articles by Eugene Vorotnikov

A merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev and Anadolu Efes' operations in Russia would create the country's second-largest brewerAnheuser-Busch InBev, Anadolu Efes linked to Russian merger discussions 17 November 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Anadolu Efes have declined to comment on speculation linking the two brewers to a merger of operations in Russia.

Heineken to close Kaliningrad brewery in Russia 12 October 2016

Heineken has confirmed its intention to cease production at its brewery in the Russian province of Kaliningrad.

Russia introduced updated alcohol excise duty stamps last weekRussian excise stamp shortage threatens alcohol imports 7 July 2016

The Russian Government is considering how to prevent a potential halt to deliveries of foreign alcohol into the country caused by a delay in providing sufficient quantities of new-style excise stamps to importers.

Diageo switches Russian J&B distribution to Alcohol Siberian Group 11 September 2015

Diageo has signed a distribution agreement in Russia with Alcohol Siberian Group for its J&B Scotch whisky brand.

RUSSIA: Pepsico targets X5 Retail Group in kvass patent claim 22 January 2014

PepsiCo has launched a patent claim in Russia over its Russkiy Dar kvass brand.

RUSSIA: Diageo kicks off Shark Tooth rum production in Russia 19 June 2013

Diageo is accelerating its expansion into Russia's rum market with the launch of a domestically-produced version of value brand Shark Tooth.

SABMiller has officially opened its third brewery in RussiaRUSSIA: SABMiller opens brewery amid sales uncertainty 26 October 2010

SABMiller's subsidiary in Russia has warned of declining beer sales, despite officially opening its third brewery in the country.

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