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Will the World Cup give Carlsberg the boost it needs in Russia? - Analysis 2 May 2018

Russia has proven once again to be a thorn in Carlsberg's side, but there could be good news around the corner for the group as the country prepares to suffer from World Cup fever.

A bleaker beer year ahead in Russia - Analysis 6 Jan 2016

That Russia's beer market has turned from a roaring bear into a whimpering bunny is not news any more. The country's economic downturn, coupled with government action against alcohol retailing and advertising, has been the norm for the better part of around three years now.

Russian consumers hamper Carlsberg's outlook - CFO 19 Aug 2015

Carlsberg's CFO has said the company is “a little more negative” on Russia's consumers after continued problems in the country forced a full-year forecast downgrade.

just On Call - Brown-Forman CFO sees the positives in Russia 4 Mar 2015

The CFO of Brown-Forman has offered hope to Russia's alcohol market, claiming that the company is "doing pretty well" in the challenging country.

Comment - Carlsberg's Russian Reboot 29 Jan 2015

That, in just the space of two days, Carlsberg has announced both a pay freeze and the closure of two Russian breweries, speaks volumes about the seriousness of the situation in its Eastern European stronghold.

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Roust Group promotes internally in Russia as group vodka volumes climb - Russia vodka data 19 Jun 2019

Roust Group has confirmed a switch of CEO for its home market of Russia, with former Heineken executive Alexey Gulevich moving up to assume the role.

Amber Beverage Group's Moskovskaya flavoured vodka range - Product Launch 11 Apr 2019

Amber Beverage Group has launched a permanent line of Russian-themed flavoured vodkas under its Moskovskaya brand.

Russia set to shake off decade of beer declines - study 13 Oct 2017

The Russian beer market finally looks set for a revival after years of "false dawns", a new report has said.

Anheuser-Busch InBev, Anadolu Efes to challenge Carlsberg with Russia merger 9 Aug 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to create Russia's second-largest beer producer by combining its operations in the country with those of Turkey's Anadolu Efes.

Remy Cointreau adds three years to Roust Group Russian distribution tie-up 25 Apr 2017

Rémy Cointreau has extended its Russia distribution deal with Russian Standard vodka owner Roust Group.

Non-alcoholic beer sales jump 12% in Russia - report 31 Mar 2017

Russia's non-alcoholic beer sales jumped 12% last year despite ongoing struggles for the country's overall beer market, according to a report.

Anheuser-Busch InBev, Anadolu Efes linked to Russian merger discussions 17 Nov 2016

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

Russia eyes loosening of alcohol restrictions - analyst 17 Nov 2016

Russia may be about to relax restrictions on beer sales and advertising that have severely impacted international brewers in the country. 

Heineken to close Kaliningrad brewery in Russia 12 Oct 2016

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

Fifth Generation adds Russia to Tito's Handmade Vodka footprint 7 Jul 2016

Tito's Handmade Vodka is to launch in Russia after owner Fifth Generation secured a distribution deal with Ovo Spirits.