Production of cheese products with fat substitutes fell for the first time in nine years

In Russia, the production of cheese products fell in 2019: it amounted to 179,000 tons, which is 13% less than a year earlier – such are the preliminary data of Soyuzmolok and analytical center Milknews. Cheese products are produced less for the first time since 2010, according to Rosstat. Cheese products – an inexpensive alternative…

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Officials may tighten requirements for brewers

Amendments to the law on the regulation of the alcohol market, which tightens the requirements for control over the production and circulation of beer, prepared by United Russia MP Ildar Gilmutdinov. “Vedomosti” got acquainted with the document, its authenticity was confirmed by representatives of two breweries, which participated in the discussion of the project at…

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Manufacturers have warned of a sharp decline in champagne production in Russia

Production of champagne in Russia may be sharply reduced due to the law on winemaking, told “Vedomosti” President of “Abrau-Dursa” Pavel Titov and CEO of “Sparkling Wines” Yuri Dudko. These two companies are the largest producers of foam in Russia, they, according to NUMBERS, account for almost 50%. The draft law was passed by the…

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The State Duma Committee recommended adopting the controversial draft on winemaking without amendments

The State Duma Committee on Economic Policy and Entrepreneurship recommended adopting the bill “On Viticulture and Enology” in the second reading without significant changes, Interfax reported. It is proposed to make the necessary adjustments to the law after it is adopted, the chairman of the committee Sergei Zhigarov told Vedomosti. The deputies will have six…

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VTB buys another asset in the grain market

The Fesco transport group is selling the grain transportation business, its president Alexander Isurin said, but did not name a buyer. If the partner receives permission from the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) by the end of the year, the deal could close in the first quarter of 2020, he said. Negotiations are underway with VTB…

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ZEB.RF will become the main owner of CSKA football club

VEB.RF will receive more than 75% of the professional football club CSKA, converting its debt into shares. This was announced by the chairman of the state corporation Igor Shuvalov, Interfax reported. Two interlocutors of “Vedomosti” in VEB.RF say that the state corporation does not claim to manage the club. The previous owner and president of…

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Oreshkin commented on ZEB’s acquisition of shares in CSKA football club.

Russian Minister of Economic Development and member of the supervisory board of VEB.RF Maxim Oreshkin commented on the deal of the state corporation, as a result of which it will become the owner of more than 75% of the “Professional Football Club CSKA”. The day before, ZEB chairman Igor Shuvalov said that CSKA’s debt to…

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Agalarov revealed plans to breed silver carp and carp

Crocus Group plans to set up fish production on the basis of the recently acquired property of the Latoshynsky fish factory near Moscow. The owner and president of Crocus Group Araz Agalarov told Vedomosti about it. It is planned to grow 17 species of fish – carp, grass carp, silver carp, pike, pike perch, perch,…

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Igor Chaika refused to produce mushrooms

Igor Chaika, the youngest son of the Prosecutor General of Russia, sold a 100% stake in Agro-Region in November, the businessman told Vedomosti. The buyer is Sergei Rukin’s Rost Group, Rukin said. This company was established several years ago for a project to grow mushrooms in the Zaraysk district of Moscow region. A partnership with…

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Billionaire Araz Agalarov will grow fish

The company “Lotafish” (90% owned by JSC “Crocus” Araz Agalarov) won the auction for the sale of property Lotoshinsky fish factory in the suburbs. This follows from the protocol posted on the website of the organizer of the auction – the Single Electronic Trading Platform of December 9. The seller of the property is the…

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WADA: Russia will not be able to participate in the FIFA World Cup under its flag

Russia will not be able to participate in the 2022 FIFA World Cup under its banner, said Jonathan Taylor, chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) compliance committee. According to him, the Russian national team will be able to apply for the tournament only under a neutral flag if it qualifies. Asked who will decide…

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WADA disqualified Russia for doping for four years

The Executive Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) unanimously supported the sanctions against Russia proposed by the WADA Compliance Committee, TASS reported citing the press service of the organization. The WADA Executive Committee also stripped the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) of its compliance status. The Compliance Committee had previously recommended the following four-year sanctions…

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