Roust Inc. - was set up in 1992. It has been developing as a private trading company specializing in premium consumer products.
It controls over 80% of sales of all premium alcohol in Russia and as a long-standing exclusive distributor of such brands as Cinzano, Smirnoff, Bacardi, Johnnie Walker, Gordon's, Bailey's, Disaronno, Otard, Veuve Clicquot, Jagermeister and others.
In 1998 Russian Standard was set up as a new product development company in charge of Roust's own premium brand: Russian Standard Vodka. The brand has a share of over 60% of all local and imported premium vodkas in Russia. It is also exported to the US, Italy, UK, Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria and Baltic Republics.
The Group is affiliated with the Russian Standard Bank, which was established in 1999. The bank provides a wide range of services in corporate and retail finance. It has become a key operator in popular consumer credits building up clientele among the new middle class.