Tag Archives: Dmitry Medvedev

• 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 […]

• The new wave of Russian wine

The new wave of Russian wine

Russia’s winemakers could be raising a glass to toast a presidential plan to use their products to wean the country off heavy drinking. While at first sight Dmitry Medvedev’s plan to combat alcoholism by promoting local wines might seem counter-productive, the growing band of vineyards making high-quality wines hopes that a change in attitudes to […]

• Russia’s latest weapon in war on alcoholism: wine

Russia’s latest weapon in war on alcoholism: wine

Russians still scoff at Mikhail Gorbachev’s anti-alcohol campaign that saw Soviet troops tearing down vineyards – but which only drove hardened drinkers’ determination to concoct their own booze. A quarter of a century later the Kremlin is considering subtler, market-oriented methods to fight alcoholism that could give a boost to the domestic wine industry even […]

• Medvedev classifies beer as alcohol for first time in Russia

Medvedev classifies beer as alcohol for first time in Russia

On Wednesday, President Dmitry Medvedev signed the law which puts beer in the category of spirits and introduces large-scale restrictions on its retail sales, as well as greatly expands the list of places where its consumption is not allowed. This is the result of nearly 20 years of very successful programs to sell and promote […]

• Russian Lawmakers May Tighten Beer Regulations

MOSCOW-(Dow Jones)- Russian lawmakers this week said they would look to tighten the way beer is regulated, which could hurt international brewers such as Carlsberg A/s (CARL-A.KO), Heineken N.V. (HEIA.AE) and Anheuser-Busch InBev ( ABI.BT). The bill, which is in the early stages of discussion in Russia’s lower house of parliament, the Duma, could limit […]

• And now, news from Russia: Moscow bans nighttime sales of spirits

And now, news from Russia: Moscow bans nighttime sales of spirits

Moscow is to ban sales of spirits and other strong alcohol at night and in the early hours of the morning in a bid to wean Russia off one of its biggest health scourges, reports said Wednesday.