Pyotr Arsenievich Smirnov

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Pyotr Arsenievich Smirnov (Russian: Пётр Арсе́ньевич Смирно́в) (1831-1898) created Russia's leading pre-revolutionary vodka company, an antecedent of both Smirnoff and Smirnov vodka.[1] He was born a serf in Kayurovo, a rural Russian village, on 9 January 1831, and rose to become one of the wealthiest men in Russia.[2]


  1. ^ Dougherty, Jill (28 November 1997). "Vodka Wars".
  2. ^ Himelstein, Linda (2008). The King of Vodka. Collins.