Georgia’s famous Borjomi water inadvertently hit by Russia sanctions

Georgia’s beloved Borjomi mineral water, a ubiquitous drink available throughout the post-Soviet world that you could once find at most restaurants anywhere from Kyiv to Kyrgyzstan, has run into trouble. Borjomi’s problems began during the war because a majority share of the company was owned by a Russian billionaire who was sanctioned. The sanctions made it difficult for Borjomi to do business internationally and the company’s factory in Georgia temporarily halted operations. Reporter Levi Bridges has more on the Borjomi woes. (First aired June 13, 2024.)

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