Russian Standard Vodka - Vodka as it should be. Russian Standard is more than a name. It is a promise that vodka lovers around the world are guaranteed a new vodka standard. While in the past you had to choose between a pure and a tasty vodka, Russian Standard combines both. Made exclusively in St. Petersburg, Russian Standard Original is produced according to Mendeleev's principles for vodka production from 1894. Created by combining the most advanced distillation techniques with time-honored traditions, made from handpicked winter wheat and the purest glacier water, Russian Standard Vodka is the benchmark for quality in the home country of vodka.