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Ukraine orders name change of Soviet ‘Champagne’

The introduction of a decommunisation law in Ukraine has forced a sparkling wine producer known for its “Soviet Champagne” to change its name. First bottled in 1928, during Russian communist leader Joseph Stalin’s reign of power, Sovetskoye Shampanskoye, or Soviet Champagne, is a brand of sparkling wine produced in the Soviet Union and successor states.

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