Tag Archives: Moscow Kremlin

• Putin: Vodka Prices To Stay Low Through Economic Crisis. Very considerate.

Putin: Vodka Prices To Stay Low Through Economic Crisis. Very considerate.

Having turned into a meme over the past few years for his overly manly image, the latest news about the Russian Federation’s president might just make him even more iconic to the Internet: for Vladimir Putin, vodka is such a top economic priority that he’s not allowing the drink to raise its prices. Ever since […]

• Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka

Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka

We’ve mixed it with OJ, hidden it in flasks, refilled parents’ bottles with water. But where did vodka come from? Take a good look at the vodka section of your local liquor store. On the upper shelves you’ll find shimmering glass bottles of all shapes and sizes originating from every corner of the world. Vodka […]

• Russia’s latest weapon in war on alcoholism: wine

Russia’s latest weapon in war on alcoholism: wine

Russians still scoff at Mikhail Gorbachev’s anti-alcohol campaign that saw Soviet troops tearing down vineyards – but which only drove hardened drinkers’ determination to concoct their own booze. A quarter of a century later the Kremlin is considering subtler, market-oriented methods to fight alcoholism that could give a boost to the domestic wine industry even […]