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Stoli CEO Val Mendeleev speaks out to Bloomberg Businessweek about why a current LGBT boycott of his brand is unfounded. Turns out, two companies (including his own, the Luxembourg-based SPI Group) produce the vodka, and unlike the other Russian-controlled half, SPI stands "very passionately on the side of the LGBT community." [Bloomberg] [Image: Matt Fikse-Verkerk]