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'Stout diplomacy' as British beer heads east

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Once rumoured to be the favourite drink of the Russian empress, Catherine the Great, a group of British brewers are now trying to reintroduce Imperial Russian Stout, brewed here, to Russia.

Steve Rosenberg reports on the team who sailed to St Petersburg with an "historic cargo".


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