The Russian state-run Soyuzplodoimport, which runs the country's vodka business, is to expand its operations into the mineral water category, according to reports today.

Soyuzplodoimport is currently in talks with mineral water plants concerning the operations and the brand will be sold under the 'Soyuzplodoimport' name, the report said.

Initially sales will be focused in Moscow, before being extended throughout Russia.