October 01, 1997

Money to the Wind?

Made in Egypt and Mesopotamia thousands of years before the birth of Christ, beer is the oldest alcoholic drink. But its production in Russia dates back a mere 200 years, to the time of Catherine the Great. There are those who say beer has no roots in Russia’s soul. And yet, as Russian Life’s Anna Hoare found, both Russian and foreign companies are investing millions of dollars in modernizing equipment and expanding production. In the meantime, however, harsh government regulations could kill their efforts ...


At Moscow’s Luzhniki sports complex, thousands of beer lovers have gathered during the last days of August for what promises to be an interesting event – the first Moscow Beer Day. The festival – the first of two organized in Moscow in as many weeks – is a good indication of beer’s new-found popularity in Russia.

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