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Cloudberry-Flavoured "Polar Soda" to be Manufactured at a "Far Eastern Hectare" in Chukotka

Pevek, the northernmost city in Russia, plans to start making soda based on its own tundra berry concentrate.

11 March 2022

Elena Bespalova, a resident of Pevek, has used a land plot received for free under the Far Eastern Hectare programme to set up production of bottled water and soft drinks. Today, hers is the northernmost soft drink factory in the Far East.

"In 2018, the company became a resident of the Free Port of Vladivostok, and we started building. Production was launched by the fall of 2019. We plan to grow the business by expanding our product range," says Elena Bespalova.

Today, the factory carries out multi-stage purification and bottling of drinking water, as well as produces five different carbonated beverages. 

In addition, the company itself produces containers for bottling water and drinks – containers of 0.5, 1.5 and 5 liters. The plans of the Istok plant include expanding the range of products and creating new jobs.

Elena Bespalova has been already leasing "hectare" for four and a half years. There is now a six-month period, during which it is necessary to apply for "hectares" ownership or long-term lease. The entrepreneur is preparing documents for ownership registration.

We remind you that an application for a "Far Eastern hectare" registration in ownership or long-term lease must be submitted within six months before the completion of the five-year lease period for the site. Otherwise, the rights to the "hectare" will be lapsed. To date, about 3 thousand people have already received land ownership.

The law on the "hectare" was developed by the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East at the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Citizens planning to take a "hectare," as well as program participants can learn more calling 8 800 200 32 51.


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