Roustam Tariko, the created the Russian Standard vodka. Made according to the designs of Dmitri Mendeleev a Russian Scientist, also known for designing the periodic table.
Russian Standard today is known world wide, and yes even the Russian government agree with them stating it's the highest quality vodka. Lake Ladoga is where the water arrives from for the distilling to take place, mixed with wheat. Filtered 4 times through charcoal, then set to relax to create purity and smoothness.