A Wichita, Kansas liquor store has banned Russian vodka from their shelves after Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. The owner claimed it is their “tiny sanction” against the Soviets.
Jamie Stratton, partner of the Jacob Liquor Exchange, confirmed Friday that its store on 29th and Rock Road in Wichita, Kan., had removed more than 100 bottles of Russian vodka between its shelves and display. He explained that they decided they did not want any presence of the Russian product in its store and referred to it as a “tiny sanction.”
In my opinion, any sanction, no matter how big or how small is worthy of recognition.
He said that the retail value of Russian vodka pulled from the store altogether was $4,300. Stratton explained that they were not promoting or marketing the Russian vodka, and that they did plan on making the Ukrainian vodka in their store, one brand called Khor, more prominent.
“Bye bye Russian Vodka you are not worthy of a space on our shelf!” the store said in a Facebook post on Friday.
Yes, this is a small gesture, but hopefully it will catch on in other cities and countries. Ruin the Soviet economy, one ruble at a time.