Russians say ‘nyet’ to imported wine
In other words, Putin wants politicians to stop spending taxpayers’ hard earned rubles on expensive Burgundy and Bordeaux. Rather, he says, they should spend money on Russian-made wines. Bloomberg News Moscow correspondent Jason Corcoran wrote that the combination of a crashing ruble and US and EU embargoes make foreign produced wines too expensive and hard to get. However, when one door closes, another opens. Russians wines have been enjoying a sort of “renaissance,” in part because of the country’s financial woes.