The PepsiCo factory was opened in the Moscow region today. They will produce Aqua Minerale drinking water, Lipton Ice Tea, Adrenaline Rush power drinks, etc. As soon as the factory starts producing 2,1 billion liters a year, it will be considered the largest PepsiCo enterprise in Europe and the second largest enterprise of the company in the world.
Pepsi company came to Russia in July 1959 when the first American national exhibition was organized in Moscow. On that day Vice-President of the USA Richard Nixon who was in the head of the American delegation invited Nikita Khrushchev to have a glass of Pepsi and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union did so with pleasure. That time Pepsi slogan said: Be Sociable, Drink Pepsi. World newspapers typed photos of Mr. Khrushchev stressing: Khrushchev is learning to be sociable.