Krasny Oktyabr Open Joint-Stock Company

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ОАО "Красный Октябрь"
Krasny Oktyabr OJSC
Type Public
Industry Confectionery
Founded 1851
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Products Candies, chocolate
Website http://www.konfetki.ru

Moskovskaya Konditerskaya Fabrika Krasny Oktyabr Open Joint-Stock Company (Russian: Открытое акционерное общество "Московская кондитерская фабрика "Красный Октябрь") is a Russian confectionery manufacturer and a member of Obyedinyonnye Kontserny holding company. Krasny Oktyabr was founded by Theodor Ferdinand von Einem.[1]

Former factory building of the "Red October" confectionery

Alyonka[edit]

Produced since 1965, this is one of the most famous chocolate bars of the Krasny Oktyabr factory.[2] Today they are still just as popular as when they just arrived on the market. Alyonka can be described as a long thin bar of chocolate weighing 100 grams. The bar is subdivided into 3x5 tiles, each of which have the name of the factory imprinted on it in Russian - «Красный Октябрь».[3] Since 2008 each candy bar costs 40 rubles. The wrapper depicts a blue-eyed girl wearing a traditional Russian head scarf, who is presumably "Alyonka", an endearing form of the name Alyona. The illustration is based on a photograph of the daughter of one of the artists working at the factory. Though many women have claimed to have been the famous child, at present all claims turned out to be false. Rumour hast it that "Alyonka" had become a nun in one of Russia's monasteries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About company - History and Traditions". konfetki.ru. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  2. ^ http://www.uniconf.ru/ru/catalog/?gid=1322&id=2316
  3. ^ Krasny Oktyabr Chocolate Factory and Museum, Lonely Planet.com, September 2012.

Gallery on Commomons[edit]