Articles by Roman Kutuzov



Who Is Poaching Kristall's Trademarks?

The former general director of state vodka holding Rosspirtprom may have pocketed the trademark rights to Gzhelka, Russia's top-selling vodka brand.

Capitalizing on Soviet Expertise

  • 26 February 02
  • Staff Writers
Looking to capitalize on the Soviet scientific legacy, former banker Dmitry Morozov has high expectations for Biocad, the pharmaceutical company he built from scratch.

Moscow Winery Thirsts for Its Former Glory

Since Musa Paragulgov became general director at Moscow Inter-Republican Winery production has doubled and he says the plant has the potential to reach Soviet-era levels.

Russian Liquor Goes International With SPI

Andrei Skurikhin, general director of Soyuzplodimport, which owns the rights to the immensely popular Stolichnaya vodka, talks about his company's plans for the future.

Lobbyists Take Fire Out of Bill On Tobacco

The State Duma last week approved the second reading of a cryptic law ""On reducing tobacco smoking.""

Metro Ad King Arrested

Security forces late Wednesday arrested the man who has a virtual monopoly on the $9 million-a-year metro advertising market and charged him with running a criminal gang.

Consumer Spending Nears '98 Levels

The good news for domestic producers? Spending in nearly every category of consumer goods is growing. The bad news? The imports are no longer anathema.

Merloni Completes Purchase Of Stinol

Italian company Merloni Elettrodomestici has acquired the Stinol refrigerator factory for $119.3 million.

Labeling Law Threatens to Hamper Duty-Free Sales

Survey Says TV Ads Usually Forgotten

Ministry Admits to Illegal Taxation

Soviet-Era Champagne To Fizz Again Abroad

No Russian Export Ban, Yerevan Says