Politicians in Richmond are protesting against Russia and its vodka

In Richmond, Virginia, there is a call for action against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. Virginia Senate President Louise Lucas has called for a ban on Russian vodka in state distilleries.

In Richmond, Virginia, there is a call for action against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. Virginia Senate President Louise Lucas (D-18, Portsmouth) has called for a ban on Russian vodka in state distilleries.

On Saturday morning’s tweetLucas called on Governor Glen Yangkin to immediately ban Russian vodka and any other Russian products from ABC Virginia stores.

Her idea quickly resonated with some Northern Virginia Democrats.

“We must express our support for the Ukrainian people in all possible ways,” said Senator Adam Abbin (D-30, Alexandria). “And if it includes the aforementioned Russian vodka, we can find other brands … The Russians need to feel it in every way, and the economy is part of it.”

On Thursday, Virginia Gov. Glen Yangkin condemned Russia’s attack on Ukraine, saying it “undermines democracy around the world and we must bring Russia to justice.”

The Virginia ABC website features many vodkas imported from Russia, ranging from Russian standard original vodka ($ 18.99 per 750ml bottle) to Beluga Gold Line Russia ($ 99.99 per 750ml bottle).

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