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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Coke Plant to Open

MOSCOW () -- Coca-Cola is nearing completion of a new production plant in the central Russian town of Orel, where the new facility is expected to create about 2,000 jobs and produce 10 kinds of soft drinks.

Technical trials have begun at the $33 million site, Interfax reported Monday.

The plant has been under construction for nine months and is expected to be a boon for Orel, where unemployment is currently at 4 percent. Orel is the hometown of Communist Party presidential candidate Gennady Zyuganov.