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Why is Russian vodka trending?

PROTETS expressed disagreement about Russia’s war against Ukraine that has begun around the world.

A boycott of Russian vodka is one of the small steps Americans are taking to support Ukraine.

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Russian vodka is currently trending amid the outbreak of Russian President Putin’s war against Ukraine.

As a sign of their distaste for war, Americans are taking small steps to protest against Russia by getting Russian vodka off the shelves of retailers and bars.

On February 26, 2022, the governors of states such as Texas, New Hampshire and Ohio pointed to several lawmakers ordering the removal of Russian spirits from their store shelves.

Despite targeting vodka, a quintessential Russian liquor, it looks like it could have a big impact on Russian sales; only 1.2% of US vodka actually comes from the Slavic country itself.

Those participating in the vodka boycott should ensure that the vodka they are pouring and taking off the shelf is indeed Russian before doing so.

Which vodka brands are actually Russian?

The most popular vodkas in the United States, such as, Smirnoff, Tito’s, Absolut, Svedka, Gray Goose, etc., actually originate from countries like SwedenFrance, Poland and Great Britain

Here is a list of five popular Russian vodka brands:

  • Russian Standard Vodka
  • Stolichnaya Vodka
  • Beluga Vodka
  • Tsarskaya Vodka
  • Green Mark Vodka

Based on USA Todayliquor stores in Kansas and Michigan “have taken Russian vodka off their shelves and are advertising Ukrainian vodka instead.”

“A pizzeria in Las Vegas is advertising $5 of Ukrainian vodka to raise funds for humanitarian relief there.”

People demonstrate during a rally against Russia's invasion of Ukraine at Embarcadero Plaza in San Francisco, California on February 26, 2022

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People demonstrate during a rally against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at Embarcadero Plaza in San Francisco, California on February 26, 2022Credit: EPA

What other methods are people using to protest the war in Ukraine?

Besides boycotting Russian alcohol, people around the world have protested the war in Ukraine.

Groups in countries like Taiwan, Japan, IranAustralia, and the United States, etc., have begun to protest in the streets.

Even in Russia itself, several thousand people held placards condemning the war while exhorting “no war” against Ukraine.

Here are some methods people are using to support the effort:

  • Donate money, food, clothing and/or blood to organizations equipped to help.
  • Welcome and support refugees.
  • Learn more about the conflict and raise your voice in person and on social media.

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Bobby Allyn

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