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Russia's beer market suffering from 200% tax hike

27 May 2011 Last updated at 14:59 BST

For the last two decades Russia's beer market has been like a goldmine for brewers.

But now they are suffering after the government raised the tax on beer by 200% last year.

The government is concerned by Russia's high rate of alcohol consumption.

Malcolm Borthwick reports from Russia's beer capital St Petersburg.