Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Experts Say FIFA World Cup Will Bolster Russian Beer Market

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Data provided by Morgan Stanley showed that the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer would boost beer consumption. It estimated football fans’ impact on beer consumption at 2 percent. As a result, it expects that Russia’s beer market would grow during 2018, for the first time in a decade. The Russian Brewers’ Union confirmed that beer sales in Russia, which declined steadily over the past few years, could indeed grow in 2018. Kirill Bolmatov, Corporate Relations Director at Heineken Russia said:

To begin with, there’s no bad news. The excise duty didn’t rise in 2018, nor were there any new restrictions. Non-alcoholic beer made a substantial contribution, which is the most promising segment now.

According to the Russian Brewers’ Union, despite a decrease in beer consumption, sales of non-alcoholic beer grew by 5.6 percent from January to September 2017. Oraz Durdyev, Legal and Corporate Affairs Director at SUN InBev, a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, pointed up:

Football can be of help as well. As a rule, during World Cups, beer consumption in a host country grows by about 5 percent. Largely, this is due to the established consumption culture in Western countries, because beer is always associated with football.

Pavel Filippov, PR manager at Efes Rus said:

In addition to that, the event will be in the summer, which is the peak season for brewers.

11 January 2018

TASS

http://tass.com/pressreview/984567

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Sunday, 22 May 2016

22 May 2016. Russia SKUNKED the USA in World Cup Championship Hockey

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Of course, all the Beltway Commandos, HillyBillys, and Trump Chumps will all caterwaul and say that I just made it all up…

BMD

Update 1220 EDT:

My informant didn’t tell me that they sent me an interim score! 😦 However, the final score was 7:2, which means that Russia STOMPED the USA in the end. “All those who march on Russia will be put to death!” That was true in 1242; it’s true now. The Anglos had best watch their arrogant step…

BMD

 

Saturday, 18 May 2013

18 May 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Events of the Week in Cartoons: 13 to 17 May 2013

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Events of the Week in Cartoons: 13 to 17 May 2013

Sergei Yolkin

2013

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The original in Russian had the CIA guy saying “No-o-o-o” in English, with the other two saying “Het” (Nyet) in Russian… just thought that you’d like to know that…

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Sergei Yolkin summed up events that have been cooking for some time… the USA eliminated the Russian ice hockey team in the quarter-finals of World Cup, the FSB nicked a CIA agent in Moscow for espionage, and the maintenance man will turn off the hot water.

17 May 2013

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20130517/937915697.html

Monday, 18 March 2013

18 March 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Argentina’s in the Finals!

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Argentina’s in the Finals!

Sergei Yolkin

2013

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Note the blue and white stripes on Bergoglio’s cassock… no doubt, it’s meant to symbolise “team colours” in the World Cup. Pope Francisco is a big-time footy fan, so, Yolkin’s playing this for a laugh… as if it was a sports match. In other words, Turkson (for instance) was the favourite going into the match, but the “dark horse” won.

The RIA translator did a shitty job again. The title wasn’t “Winner Take All”, and “What a letdown” wasn’t a good translation of какая боль.

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Despite all predictions that the conclave would elect the first black pope, the new Pope of Rome chosen on 13 March was Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires. He wasn’t among the favourites amongst the “papabili“, unlike Cardinals Peter Turkson of GhanaAngelo Scola of Italy and Odilo Scherer from Brazil. Sergei Yolkin thinks that we should feel sorry for the “papabili” who didn’t make it.

14 March 2013

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20130314/927221582.html

http://en.ria.ru/cartoons/20130314/180017411/Winner-Takes-All.html

 

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