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Russia set to invest $1 Billion in Crimean wine

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  1. Hitler and Stalin "invested" in Poland, too.

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    1. re: kaleokahu

      I should know something about it - Poland is my birth country. ;)

    2. LOL

      1. Sounds good to me

        1. Wow !

          That sure justifies the invasion of helicopters, APC's, and armed and masked Russian " tourists. "

          1. What are the wines of Crimea/Ukraine like?

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            1. re: ninrn

              never had them, but i've loved wines from both Georgia and Azerbaijan, so perhaps they are/can-be good...

              1. re: ninrn

                Massandra can be excellent! See https://www.massandra.co.uk

              2. Unclear whether this initiative is to anesthetize Crimeans from from day to day doldrums, or to create a legitimate export market for quality wine. Time will tell. New vines and grafts take a LONG time to produce good grapes.