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Our Heritage

Russian Standard

Founded in 1992 by pioneering Russian businessman Roustam Tariko, Russian Standard is one of Russia’s fastest-growing and most dynamic companies, with over 30,000 employees.

One of Russia’s fastest-growing and most dynamic companies
Roust

Our first venture, Roust Inc., quickly became a leading distributor of premium spirits brands. We then set out to fulfill its founding mission by creating brands that reflect a new standard of quality and innovation. In 1998, Russian Standard Vodka was launched as Russia’s first premium vodka, quickly becoming the number-one premium vodka in Russia.

A mission to create brands that reflect a new standard of quality and innovation
Russian Standard Vodka

Today, Russian Standard Vodka’s brands – Original, Platinum, Gold and IMPERIA – dominate the premium vodka segment in Russia and are exported to more than 80 markets around the world. Russian Standard Vodka is Russia’s only truly global consumer brand.

Russia's only truly global consumer brand
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In 1999, Roustam founded Russian Standard Bank, which quickly became the leader in the Russian consumer finance market, pioneering retail banking and credit cards in Russia. In 2003, Roustam founded Russian Standard Insurance, which is one of Russia’s leading credit life insurers.

Pioneer of retail banking and credit cards in Russia
Gancia

In 2011 Russian Standard acquired a majority stake in Gancia, a legendary Italian producer of sparkling wines and vermouths founded in 1850.

Italy’s original sparkling wine and vermouth
Roust Corporation

Russian Standard, through its affiliate Roust Trading Limited, acquired Central European Distribution Corporation (CEDC), becoming the largest integrated spirits beverage producer and distributor in Central and Eastern Europe, and one of the largest vodka producers in the world.

One of the largest vodka producers in the world