Russian Standard Vodka is a major Russian premium vodka brand. The brand was introduced as the 'Russian Standard' vodka in 1998 by the Russian Standard company of Rustam Tariko. The Russian Standard, later called Original, vodka established the brand as one of the top premium vodka brands in the Russian market. Its new Russian, Soviet-free identity, turned (unusually for a premium beverage) an advantage in the rapidly developing market of the 1990s Russia.
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