The French beverage maker initially refused to make any concessions.
Russia has introduced a bill according to which only drinks produced in Russia can be called “champagne”. All others should be qualified as “sparkling wines.” After Moët Hennessy's decision to exit the Russian market, shares of Abrau-Dyurso climbed nearly 8%. This maximum was updated for the first time since May 25.
After some time, the French manufacturer decided to change its position and agreed to publish “sparkling wine” on the labels. As a first step, the company decided to suspend the shipping of alcohol shipments.
The Kremlin reacted to the new bill, recalling that “a long story “& # 8211; this has been going on since the times of the USSR.
“The law has been adopted, it must be applied,” said Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Vladimir Putin.
Meanwhile, after Moët Hennessy's decision to suspend supplies, the Union of Winegrowers and Winegrowers of the Russian Federation accused the company of blackmail.
Russian wine growers are sure the French were scared – their products might not meet Russian quality standards.
By the way, according to Kommersant, Moet Hennessy decided to mention “sparkling wines” on the label on the back of the bottle. Nevertheless, the company will certify its products.
As Topnews wrote earlier, in the spring of 2021, the State Duma passed a bill on educational activities, which was challenged by experts.