An alcoholic drink to be named after Gaddafi

November 24th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Moscow, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Russian liquor maker intends to manufacture a drink named after former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Russia’s RIA Novosti reports that drink maker Alexandrovy Pogreba has submitted a request to have the country’s authorities grant a patent for the name Commendatore Muammar for the beverage.

The wine maker is a subsidiary of the company Rusimport which is Russia’s biggest liquor producer. In 2003, the company came up with the vodka Putinka, named after former president Vladimir Putin. The drink became the best-selling vodka in Russia just a year after it was launched on the market.

Gaddafi was killed last month after rebel forces broke through his last defense in his hometown of Sirte. The country was plunged into chaos after an uprising earlier in the year turned deadly in the following days and months. Thousands of people were killed during the struggle.

World leaders called for the death of Gaddafi to be probed after videos emerged that the former leader was captured before being killed. The Transitional Council which took over the running of the country after the ouster of Gaddafi promised to conduct independent investigation and prosecute the perpetrators.

Alexandrovy Pogreba has not made any official comment of the report.

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