Aug 1, 2003

Iran embraces the Russian beer!

From the land of vodka to the Islamic Republic: canned beer, but hold the alcohol.

With the blessing of the Tehran government, Russia's Baltika brewery this week sent its first shipment to Iran - 30,000 litres of Baltika No. 0.
The non-alcoholic version of Baltika, Russia's most popular beer, was specially certified by Iranian officials for sale in a country where alcohol sales are banned.
"This is the same product Russian beer drinkers can see on the shop shelves of the Russia Federation," said Baltika's marketing director, Igor Karpov. "This same product will be supplied to the Islamic Republic of Iran." More on this