vodka strike

March 1, 2022
Stoli founder on vodka products as some American states ban Russian vodka sales.

… I have personally experienced persecution by the Russian authorities and I share the pain of Ukraine and its people.

Stoli® Group owner, Yuri Shefler. Some U.S. states have banned the sale of Russian vodka.
  • Despite often being associated with Russia, most vodka is not made there.
  • Stoli, a well-known vodka brand, is made in neighboring Latvia (a NATO member). The company told The Wall Street Journal it will eliminate the small amount of wheat it still buys from Russian farmers because of the actions of Pres. Putin.
  • Why It Matters: Many U.S. states have moved to ban the sale of Russian vodka as a way to take a stand against Russia's attack on Ukraine. However, because Russian vodka comprises such a small percentage of the American vodka market, this move is largely symbolic.

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