Sales of Fake Alcohol in Russia in 2011

In 2011, sales of counterfeit alcohol in Russia makes up between 23 to 37 percent of all alcohol sales in the country, according to federal statistics.

305,000 liters of counterfeit and bootleg alcohol was seized in Russia in 2011, and around 12,000 people died during the year due to consuming fake alcohol.

Fake vodka sales in Russia is estimated to be worth $3.3 Billion.

Source:  IANS/RIA Novosti, “30,000 bottles of fake vodka seized in Russia,” New York Daily News, June 27, 2012.