Skip to comments.Russia sets minimum price for vodka
Posted on 01/02/2010 10:57:11 AM PST by UAConservativeEdited on 01/02/2010 10:59:39 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
MOSCOW – The price of the cheapest vodka on the Russian market more than doubled Friday as the government set a minimum price in an effort to fight rampant alcoholism.
Drinking causes an extraordinary number of deaths in Russia, where male life expectancy is about 60 years, and it contributes to an array of economic and social problems.
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One would have thought that the first round with the Soviet Union would have taught them well, apparently it didn't and they are going to follow that same road to economic destruction as we are for the first time, again.
Pesky history repeating itself again...
Russia is a morally bankrupt society and they are doomed to failure.
Government regulation of life in general has proven to be the root cause of most personal ills of life.
Life, Liberty, and that all but annoying pursuit of happiness personally seems to work the best.
Comrade, if the cheaper stuff is still good, export it all to the US instead!
A truly good potato vodka is getting harder to find. I’m currently buying a Polish brand. Good stuff, BTW.
I’ve got a bottle of Luksusowa in my pantry right now with a couple vanilla beans inside. Now that’s some yummy stuff.
The people that want it will get it... The Russians are experts at making “moonshine”.. which they call “Samigon”. They make it from anything that will ferment.. Actually I have had some that is really good..made from fermented apricots.
I have been in this part of the world for 5 years now, and I have a whole different opinion as to the root cause of so much alcoholism here. It is a cultural thing..nothing to do with hopelessness, or moral bankruptcy, or oppressive government..The Russians just like booze..Period. They toss back straight vodka like we drink beer. Its just what they do and nothing anyone does is going to change it anyways soon. Also even at double the price..its still gonna be cheap by our standards. I still use vodka for windshield washer fluid in the winter..dollar a bottle stuff does the job just fine.
Actually, the present Russia is more Christian than the USA. Putin has even introduced religion teaching to all state schools.
Be careful throwing stones about like that in this house.
At least that's what they explained to me over vodka.
I still use vodka for windshield washer fluid in the winter..dollar a bottle stuff does the job just fine.That just seems wrong.
Luksusowa? I’ve been enjoying French Vodka: V.
Helpful safety tip:Leave Ukrainian Vodka alone, or you'll learn about regrets, things that might have been, and decisions you made that went terribly, terribly awry.....PRAVDA!
I am just speaking the truth.
What Christian church do they have in Russia?
The one run by the KGB?
Price fixing has led to a lot of “yellow death” in Russia. Otherwise healthy 20 somethings are dying from the cleaning agent used to cut the bootleg vodka. There are pics of it all over the net. Really sad, scary stuff.
My wife swears by Chopin, which is very good, but pricy.
I like Luksusova, which is inexpensive, and a true Polish potato vodka.
However, there’s one made here in the States, Grand Teton, which is pretty good, and is in the middle of the price between Chopin and Luksusova.
I do prefer potato vodka to the other stuff (rice/grain/whatever).
Medvedev should lead by better example...propped up at the G8..
Wobbly, just like a Democrat Senator don’tchaknow.
I have lived in Eastern Europe for over 5 years now. I have been amazed at the values & faith these people have. You hear about the extremes in the press, the reality is very different.
“I have lived in Eastern Europe for over 5 years now. I have been amazed at the values & faith these people have. “
My comments were directed at Russia - not Eastern Europe with countries like Poland and Ukraine that will be a beacon of ideals for the rest of Europe.
Russia is morally bankrupt - it has an invented history, an invented culture, and it invents new rules and laws as they deem necessary. The KGB head of the church is a case in point as its claim that they have a lineage to Kyiv Rus.
Ha! There was no Russia back then only Muscovy which was a collection of huts in a swamp when Kyiv was a leading European city.