The Sovetskoye Champaign brand fell under the ‘decommunization’ law, says a message posted on the website of a Kiev-based sparkling wine maker.

 “From now on, the Soviet Champagne brand, which has fallen under the law “On denunciation of communist and national-socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and propaganda of their symbols’, shall be called the SOVETOVSKOYE Champaign. The reason we have taken this step is because we wanted to keep one of the main attributes of the New Year holiday,” the message says.