RUSSIA: Russian State seizes control of 43 vodkas

By Ute Ballay | 9 November 2001

The Russian Patent Office Rospatent has transferred ownership of 43 vodka brands to the agricultural ministry. The move, which effectively nationalises a large chunk of this lucrative market, is the latest stage in Moscow's drive to bring the alcohol industry under state control.

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The Russian Patent Office Rospatent has transferred ownership of 43 vodka brands to the agricultural ministry. The move, which effectively nationalises a large chunk of this lucrative market, is the latest stage in Moscow's drive to bring the alcohol industry under state control.

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