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Heavy-drinking Russians going for alcohol-free beer

Mr Shpakov says AB InBev has closed five plants, and the firm's remaining five were running at between 40 and 90 per cent of capacity last year depending on season and the regions they serve.


RUSSIANS are among the biggest drinkers of alcohol in the world, yet are developing a new taste for alcohol-free beer, which could help save a brewing industry that has stalled under government initiatives to discourage drinking.

Sales of zero-alcohol beer jumped 12 per cent...

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