Holding Roust Rustam Tariko in the first half of 2018 increased production of vodka by 32% compared with January-June 2018.
Tatarstan Holding lost first place in the production of vodka in the country.
In Russia, there is a parallel expanding alcohol market, constituting over 20% of the official one, as RBC found out. Over 10% of Russians are looking at medical drugs and lotions as an alternative to the usual vodka.
Irek Minnahmetov expects to recover expenses for the "entrance ticket" to the federal network in three or four years.