Tag Archives: Crimea

• Putin: Vodka Prices To Stay Low Through Economic Crisis. Very considerate.

Putin: Vodka Prices To Stay Low Through Economic Crisis. Very considerate.

Having turned into a meme over the past few years for his overly manly image, the latest news about the Russian Federation’s president might just make him even more iconic to the Internet: for Vladimir Putin, vodka is such a top economic priority that he’s not allowing the drink to raise its prices. Ever since […]

• Russians want Gérard Depardieu to lead Crimean wine agency

Russians want Gérard Depardieu to lead Crimean wine agency

Russian politicians are lobbying officials in Crimea to establish a new body to oversee wine production in the region and name actor Gerard Depardieu head of the group. Members of Russia’s parliament have called on Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov to set up a local agency so officials can ensure the maximum growth potential of […]

• Russia Plans $1bn Investment in Crimean Wine Industry

Russia Plans $1bn Investment in Crimean Wine Industry

The Russian Government plans to invest up to RUB30bn ($1bn) for the development of wine industry in the recently annexed Crimean and Caucasian regions. The investment plans are set to receive approval at an upcoming meeting of the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev-led government, reported Decanter. Crimea currently has vineyards in 31,000ha in the region that […]