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Tag Archives: Russians

• Pushing the Alcohol Envelope, Russians Move On to Whisky

Pushing the Alcohol Envelope, Russians Move On to Whisky

Britain is becoming increasingly well-known for its enclaves of wealthy Russians — from Roman Abramovich’s ownership of London’s Chelsea F.C. soccer team to the voyeuristic “Meet The Russians” reality show on FOX, wealthy Russian emigres have gotten plenty of headlines in London. However, a new wave of Russians is headed further north, to Aberdeen and the Scottish region of Speyside, where the booming oil industry and the lure of plentiful Scotch whisky have […]

• S. Koreans drink more booze than anyone in the WHOLE WORLD

S. Koreans drink more booze than anyone in the WHOLE WORLD

South Koreans drink more alcohol than Brits, Russians and Americans put together, a new report has revealed. The average person of drinking age in South Korea knocks back 13.7 shots of liquor per week  – more than in any other country in the world. British drinking pails away in comparison with the average drinker in […]

• From Russia With Love – A Vodka Named Gaddafi

From Russia With Love – A Vodka Named Gaddafi

Since 2003, Russians have been throwing back shots of Putinka vodka, a popular brand honouring the country’s favourite president-prime minister-president. Now, according to Russian media reports, they may be able to start paying homage to yet another political leader: Muammer Gaddafi. As Kommersant FM and the online news site Marker.ru report on Wednesday, the company behind […]

• The new wave of Russian wine

The new wave of Russian wine

Russia’s winemakers could be raising a glass to toast a presidential plan to use their products to wean the country off heavy drinking. While at first sight Dmitry Medvedev’s plan to combat alcoholism by promoting local wines might seem counter-productive, the growing band of vineyards making high-quality wines hopes that a change in attitudes to […]