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Kazakhstan bans sale of number of Russian alcoholic beverages

Kazakh authorities have imposed restrictions on sale of a number of alcoholic beverages made in Russia on the territory of Kazakhstan for “food security” reasons, Kazakhstan’s Consumer Rights Protection Committee said.

“The alcoholic products do not conform to the food safety requirements of Kazakhstan. Such vodka brands as Talka, Empire, Wild Goose, Green Mark, Rye, Russian guarantor of quality, Rublevka, Possolskaya, have been banned in Kazakhstan,” the Committee said.

For the same reasons, the sale of the following beer brands is banned in Kazakhstan: Miller Genuine Draft, Hoegaarden White, Grolsch Premium Lager, Brahma, Pilsner Urguell, Zhiguli, Zhigulyovskoe, Bud, and Lowenbrau Original.