Dictatorships have their advantages. One is their near-incompatibility with progress. When it comes to things edible and drinkable the simpler is usually the better. While Russia is not exactly a liberal democracy, we have Belarus, a true old-school dictatorship, next door to supply us with good beer. Two brands can be easily found in Moscow and the rest of Russia: Alivaria and Lidskoye. About 40 roubles per bottles. I’d rate them below Khamovniki but still entirely acceptable.