BUSINESS ABROAD: No Zip in the Zhiguli

The beer that might have made Moscow famous is a light, frothy brew called Zhiguli, which has long been touted as the perfect accompaniment for rak, a Russian crawfish. But for some time, Muscovites —and beer drinkers all over the U.S.S.R. —have noticed that their Zhiguli had lost its zip. Last week they knew why. Up for trial and denounced for his "criminally careless attitude" was V. P. Lisakov, director of Moscow's biggest brewery. The dark charge against Lisakov, Senior Brewmaster P. D. Kirichek, and eight other brewery officials: watering the Zhiguli....

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