War Of Words Heats Up Over 'Russian' Vodka

Published: 05/01/2006

NEW YORK - The new owner of the Stolichnaya vodka brand found itself in the middle of a war of words last month between the brand's former owner and the maker of another Russian vodka.On the heels of a federal court decision last month dismissing claims by the Russian government to the Stolichnaya trademark, vodka maker Russian Standard charged that Stoli is not authentically Russian.