OREANDA-NEWS The factories of the Traditions of Success Group, formerly owned by Global Spirits of Ukrainian businessman Yevgeny Chernyak, have stopped in Russia. This is reported by the Vedomosti newspaper with reference to sources close to the group.

According to sources, the enterprises that produced vodka "Khortytsya" stopped working. The release of alcohol was allegedly moved to other sites as part of contract production. Now it is being conducted "in insignificant volumes." According to the interlocutors of the publication, this decision is related to the criminal prosecution of the current owner of the group, Alexander Bespalov, and the transfer of the group's assets to the temporary management of the Federal Property Management Agency.

Traditions of Success Group owns two vodka factories in Russia — Russian North in Vologda and Rodnik I K in Mytishchi near Moscow. In the first quarter, it left the top 5 largest vodka producers in the country. A year earlier, the group of companies occupied the fourth line of the rating with an indicator of 1.28 million decaliters of vodka.

The Khamovnichesky court of Moscow has issued a sanction for the arrest in absentia of Ukrainian businessman Yevgeny Chernyak (listed as an extremist and terrorist), who owns a company producing vodka "Khortytsya" and "Pervak". The reason was Chernyak's financing of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). According to the investigation, from February to April 2022, he transferred more than 500 million rubles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine to commit terrorist acts in Russia. In June, the businessman also purchased goods worth 90 million rubles for the Ukrainian military.

Earlier, the Prosecutor General's Office of Russia filed a lawsuit for the seizure of Chernyak's assets to the state revenue. The agency demands that the businessman's property and enterprises, as well as the Khortytsya brand, be confiscated through the court. After the start of the special operation, the owner of the factories changed — Alexander Bespalov became the new owner. Market representatives believe that this was done for the "visible alienation" of assets in Russia.