Foreign alcohol drinks and sodas to disappear from Russian stores

Russians may bid farewell to foreign alcohol drinks and sodas

Sodas and alcohol beverages of foreign production may disappear from Russian stores because of the sanctions, the Izvestia newspaper wrote with reference to experts.

PepsiCo drinks (Pepsi, 7Up, Mirinda and others) will disappear from Russian shelves, while the company will continue to produce essential goods, such as dairy products and baby food, the publication said.

According to expert Inna Golfand, Russian consumers will no longer be able to buy products of large alcohol manufacturers, such as Czech breweries or British whiskey brands.

"Even though the Russian market will experience difficulties due to sanctions, no products will disappear from the shelves. They will be replaced with supplies from other countries in extreme cases," she said.

Supplies of high-tech products to Russia can also be interrupted, Dmitry Matveev, CEO of Kabosh agro-industrial group of companies said. In his opinion, the demand for Chinese cars will increase as the production of European and American car-making companies in Russia was suspended.

As for clothing and footwear, it is difficult to predict how the situation is going to develop.

Russia launched a special military special operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Putin said that the goal of the operation is to protect the people who had suffered from acts of genocide committed by the Kiev regime for eight years.

The West responded with its toughest sanctions ever. A plethora of restrictions, which, inter alia, made Russia become the world's most sanctioned country, affected largest state-run banks.

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