A statement released by DIAGEO:
“We have been watching the tragic events unfold involving Ukraine and Russia, and we recognize you may have some questions about the Smirnoff brand.
While Smirnoff had its beginnings in Russia – Vladimir Smirnoff in fact fled from Russia during the Revolution and re-established the brand in Europe in the early 1920s.
Smirinoff Vodka is, as you may know, fully owned by Diageo (a British company). It has become a truly global brand, enjoyed by millions in America, and is made with pride in Plainfield, Illinois.”