Shoro / Шоро

Shoro (Шоро) is the Kyrgyz drink of choice on a hot summer’s day. Considered an affordable, healthy refreshment and thought to improve digestion, Shoro, which means “salty” in Kyrgyz, produces pungent and slightly tangy fermented...

Shtolle / Штолле

Shtolle (Штолле) is Russian pie company based in St. Petersburg. Operating since 2002, the brand is now near-ubiquitous in St. Petersburg and Moscow and is rapidly becoming a Russia-wide and possibly even global brand. Shtolle,...

Rogachev Sugushenka / Рогачёвского Cгущенка

The Rogachev Milk Factory (Рогачёвского МКК) is the largest manufacturer of canned dairy in the CIS. This makes it of particular importance in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, where sweetened condensed milk (сгущенка) is a beloved...

Miratorg / Мираторг

Miratorg (Мираторг) is Russia’s leading meat producer and supplier. It is rapidly also becoming one of Russia’s most visible brands, with fairly heavy advertising campaigns, banded stores and even restaurants, and increasingly wide distribution in...

Domik v Derevnye / Домик в Деревне

Domik v Derevnye (Домик в Деревне) commands the Russian dairy market with 34% market share. The brand, whose name literally translates to “little house in the country,” began in 1997 to serve Russia’s large and...

Ochakovskii Kvass / Квас «Очаковский»

Ochakovskii Kvass (Очаковский Квас) is Russia’s most popular commercially-produced kvass. According to the independent Nielsen polling agency, Ochakovo controls 18% of the highly competitive kvass market in Russia. Kvass is a fermented beverage popularly enjoyed...

Red October / Красный Октябрь

Red October (Красный Октябрь) is an internationally renowned Russian confectionary that predated and outlasted the Soviet Union. The factory began in 1850, when German national Theodore Ferdinand von Einem immigrated to Moscow. Just one year...

Chernogolovka / Черноголовка

Chernogolovka (Черноголовка) is a prominent brand of popular Soviet-era inspired sodas produced by Aqualife. Although production began in 1998, their recipes are quite traditional, deriving their tastes mostly from herbal and fruit extracts, just like...

Baltika Beer / Балтика

Baltika Breweries (Балтика) began producing beer as a state enterprise in 1990. It was formed by originally merging Soviet-built brewing facilities under the LenPivo (Leningrad Region Beer) name. When that company was privatized in 1992,...

Kroshka Kartoshka / Крошка Картошка

Quick-service restaurant Kroshka Kartoshka (Крошка Картошка) offers an original spin on fast food with a popular and well-known product: baked potatoes. Literally translating to “Little Potato,” Kroshka Kartoshka grew from its humble origins as a...

Alyonka Chocolate / Шоколад «Аленка»

Alyonka (Алёнка) is the market leader of domestically produced chocolate in the Russian Federation. The Red October factory began producing it as a 100g chocolate bar in 1966 by virtue of a government livestock subsidy....

Teremok / Теремок

Fast-casual chain Teremok (Tеремок) offers hand-made Russian favorites. They have become a major player in Russia’s food service industry by offering a relatively healthy, national alternative to international fast food chains – and by keeping...