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IRL (In Real Life) => Enigmas of the Mystical => Topic started by: steve58 on July 06, 2019, 12:01:55 PM

Title: Pepsico's one-time naval fleet
Post by: steve58 on July 06, 2019, 12:01:55 PM
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In the late 1980s, Russia's initial agreement to serve Pepsi in their country was about to expire, but this time, their vodka wasn't going to be enough to cover the cost.

So, the Russians did what any country would do in desperate times: They traded Pepsi a fleet of subs and boats for a whole lot of soda. The new agreement included 17 submarines, a cruiser, a frigate, and a destroyer.

The combined fleet was traded for three billion dollars worth of Pepsi. Yes, you read that right. Russia loves their Pepsi.

The historical exchange caused Pepsi to become the 6th most powerful military in the world, for a moment, before they sold the fleet to a Swedish company for scrap recycling.

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-pepsi-briefly-became-the-6th-largest-military-in-the-world-2018-

...guess Pepsi could've settled the cola wars once and for all if they really had wanted to.
Title: Re: Pepsico's one-time naval fleet
Post by: Gusington on July 06, 2019, 01:22:38 PM
I am surprised, shocked even, that it wasn't Coca Cola.
Title: Re: Pepsico's one-time naval fleet
Post by: JasonPratt on July 06, 2019, 02:00:46 PM
"6th largest military in the world" -- um, at the risk of quoting Stalin, how many divisions did they have?  ::)
Title: Re: Pepsico's one-time naval fleet
Post by: bobarossa on July 06, 2019, 02:14:54 PM
Depends whether there were any nuclear missiles on those subs.
Title: Re: Pepsico's one-time naval fleet
Post by: besilarius on July 06, 2019, 05:37:22 PM
Always had wondered where the Krestas and Kotlins went.
Title: Re: Pepsico's one-time naval fleet
Post by: airboy on July 06, 2019, 07:33:58 PM
That was a wild story.