Russian Foreign Intelligence Service to purchase alcohol for $80.9 thousand
The corresponding tender has been posted on the website of state procurement.
Federal state unitary enterprise Yasen (Ash Tree), responsible for the economic activities of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, has announced a tender for supply of alcoholic beverages for the headquarters of the department. Relevant documents have been published on the website of state procurement.
According to the documents, the contract is valued at 4.6 million rubles ($80.9 thousand). The list includes 315 names of alcohol, including costly items like 18-year-old whiskey Glenfiddich and vodka Beluga Transatlantik racing. The list features upwards of a hundred various brands of vodka. The number of bottles for each of the brands is not specified.
In addition, the Foreign Intelligence Service has ordered more than 40 types of Armenian, Georgian and Russian cognac, 20 types of whiskey, brandy, wine, champagne, vermouth and even such titles as Pertsovochka (infused vodka).
In the fall of 2017 it was reported that the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia announced a tender for purchase of fish worth 2.2 billion rubles ($38.7 m). Arkhangelskoye federal state unitary enterprise, which is subordinate to the Service, purchased 56 kg of fish per prisoner in Russia. The prosecutor's office of St. Petersburg did not reveal any violations in the procurement.
The situation on international markets is worsening because of trade wars and protectionist policies. However, Dmitry Medvedev noted that the Government expects the expansion of the Russian economy until 2024.