The talk of Russia

"We just didn't think they would only want beer. There are really a lot of people in Moscow ... and they are all drinking. It's hot, and it's football."

-- Waiter at an upscale Moscow restaurant who asked not to be identified for fear of scaring off future customers, on the low supply of beer that threatens to leave bars and restaurants dry across the city. Beer sales in Russia have been on the decline in the last decade, and brewers didn't anticipate the upturn with the arrival of beer-thirsty fans from abroad. (CNBC)
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