IMPORTED Russian vodka will be banned from Britain today as ministers slap more crippling sanctions on Mad Vlad and his cronies.
Supermarket vodka favourites, such as Russian Standard must disappear from British shelves along with posher brands, such as Mamont, Beluga and Hammer + Sickle.
Russian luxury goods such as caviar and diamonds will also be outlawed.
Additionally, Britain will halt the sale of supercars, cigars and other luxury goods to Russia in a coordinated move with the EU and G7 nations to clobber the Kremlin.
The country will also be removed from the World Trade Organisation’s crucial most favoured nation list of global partners.
The move will grind Moscow’s export market to a halt with extra tariffs and paperwork.
Import taxes will be raised as Moscow’s privileges under global trading rules are pulled.
A Whitehall insider said the ban would apply to products “that would be subject to a tariff when being imported into the UK.”
Meanwhile hundreds more oligarchs and Russian businesses will be hit with sanctions on Tuesday as tough new laws make it easier to slap asset freezes on Kremlin pals.
Recently axed F1 driver Nikita Mazepin, 22, is expected to be among the pro-Putin cronies handed sanctions.
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The driver was sacked from the Haas team after the invasion after he refused to condemn it.
British motorsport authorities also refused to grant Russian drivers a racing licence, and Mazepin has since been sanctioned by the EU.
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