Tag Archives: Moscow Times

• Russia: Up to a Third of Consumer Items Fake Including Alcohol

Russia: Up to a Third of Consumer Items Fake Including Alcohol

Knockoff Chinese Jin Ling cigarettes from Kaliningrad, Italian Asti wines actually made in the CIS and Bavarian car parts made in Podolsk imply a certain geographic schizophrenia for Russian consumers. But the harsh reality is a market for counterfeit goods that some experts estimate to be worth between $3 billion and $6 billion per year. … Counterfeit alcohol has been a problem in Russia for decades. Earlier this year […]