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Tag Archives: Russian

• Russians want Gérard Depardieu to lead Crimean wine agency

Russians want Gérard Depardieu to lead Crimean wine agency

Russian politicians are lobbying officials in Crimea to establish a new body to oversee wine production in the region and name actor Gerard Depardieu head of the group. Members of Russia’s parliament have called on Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov to set up a local agency so officials can ensure the maximum growth potential of […]

• The Best Vodka I Ever Tasted. Period.

The Best Vodka I Ever Tasted. Period.

The title above is 100% accurate, but in the interest of personal integrity, I have an admission: I do not like vodka, nor do I respect it. It is a wino’s drink, basically grain alcohol cut with water, and it is the only product in the entire realm of food and drink that I know […]

• Alcohol in space? Da!

Alcohol in space? Da!

A retired cosmonaut says Russian doctors have sent alcoholic beverages along with spacefliers for years to keep them “in tone” and neutralize tension. This week’s comments from Alexander Lazutkin, who lived aboard Russia’s Mir space station during one of the tensest episodes in space history, confirm what most observers have long known about Moscow’s space […]