Baltika, Russia's largest brewery, has established a legal department to help it deal with the ever-changing legal issues of alcohol sales and consumption in the country.

The department will be headed Anton Rogachevsky, a former top executive in Baltic Beverages Holding, Baltika's owner - itself a joint venture between Carlsberg and Scottish & Newcastle.

Russia has been the scene of a shifting legal landscape for sometime now.

Most recently, there have been changes in the laws on alcohol advertising and restrictions on where beer retail sales and consumption can take place.