Alcohol shops and bars in the United States and Canada have removed Russian vodka from their shelves to boycott the invasion of Ukraine.
Local distilleries receiving batches of Russian vodka bottled the streets in protest of Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine. According to the Daily Mail, Stoli Group and other brands felt the impact of the boycott and said that all brands of vodka are not Russian. “As for the fact that we are Russians. We are absolutely NOT a Russian company. We are a global organization with a significant portfolio of alcoholic beverages and wine brands from around the world, with Stoli’s European global headquarters located in Luxembourg. Stoli Premium and Elit are manufactured and bottled in Riga, Latvia ”. said Stoli Group Global CEO Damian McKinney.
Oregon-based Pine Tavern owner Bill McCormick has recorded a video of him pouring several bottles of “Capital” and said he expects to lose hundreds of dollars for boycotting.
“Russia is behaving as if it were 1939 and is going to Europe with all the power it has in Ukraine. I am very concerned that it is metastasizing to other countries. “
Two employees of the Evel Pie pizzeria in Las Vegas also photographed themselves pouring Russian vodka on the ground, adding that they would use the proceeds to donate to help Ukrainian citizens. In addition, vodka will be replaced by Ukrainian brands.