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Georgian-Made Cola Found In Putin's Residence Being Checked

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Coca-Cola produced in the country of Georgia and discovered at President Vladimir Putin's residence has been sent to the chief of the Rospotrebnadzor consumers' rights watchdog so that it can be checked.

Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told journalists on March 14 that one bottle of the Georgian-made coke was sent to Gennady Onishchenko "for safety’s sake."

Journalists discovered Georgian-made Coca-Cola in the press-room of Putin's residence on the same day.

Rospotrebnadzor is scheduled to resume inspections of Georgian wines and drinks on March 25.

Earlier in March Rospotrebnadzor allowed almost 40 Georgian wine producers to import their products to Russia. Moscow imposed a ban on wine and mineral water imports from Georgia in 2006, citing quality concerns.

At the time, Moscow-Tbilisi ties were strained because of Georgia's closer relations with West.

Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS