Russian Bear Isn’t Russian, Vodka Brand Tells South Africans

Russian Bear Vodka has disassociated itself from Russia. After the current conflict in Ukraine, trade between Russia and South Africa has become a concern for many consumers. The vodka brand decided to make it clear that Russian Bear vodka brand has absolutely no affiliation or link to Russia whatsoever.

“It is 100% locally owned and produced,” a spokesperson for Edward Snell & Co. told Fin24 on Monday. “We don’t anticipate any effect on sales which may result from any miss-association.”

Edward Snell does not import any of its brands from Russia. According to its website, the bulk of the company’s production takes place at a facility in Johannesburg.