BAT Russia is a leader in the Russian tobacco market. At the end of 2016, its market share was 22.52%. Its portfolio includes well-known international and local brands, such as Dunhill, Kent, Vogue, Rothmans, Lucky Strike, Yava Gold, Alliance and Yava.
BAT Russia employs around 3,000 people. It operates two modern factories in Saratov and Saint Petersburg. In 2016, BAT Russia doubled its investment in the Russian factories from 2.8 bln rubles in 2015 to 5.6 bln rubles.
2016 was a record year for BAT Russia in terms of its contribution to the Russian economy. The Company paid 130.5 bln rubles in taxes to budgets at different levels versus 102.7 bln rubles in 2015.