Call it a Vodka diplomacy! The Kremlin -- the seat of power in Russia -- has created its own brand of premium Vodka that would be served at official events involving the President.
Only the best grains and ethanol brands are used for the Vodka, which unspecified European and global companies worked on, spokesperson for the presidential administration Viktor Khrekov was quoted as saying by Russian 'RIA Novosti' news agency.
The new beverage, titled Kremlin Award, was presented at the ProdExpo 2012 exhibit here yesterday.
The Vodka is already being served at Kremlin events, Khrekov said. He did not elaborate on whether it will be available outside the presidential administration or not but at least one Russian online store offered it for purchase at the price of USD 26.4 for a half-litre bottle.
The presidential administration previously launched a line of cognacs, which were produced in Armenia and were also titled Kremlin Award.