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Love of Vodka is Killing Russian Men: Study
New York Daily News ^ | FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014

Posted on 01/31/2014 11:27:37 AM PST by nickcarraway

Russian men are dying in droves before their time, primarily due to alcohol poisoning, accidents, violence and disease resulting from heavy alcohol consumption - particularly vodka.

A quarter of all Russian men die before they reach their mid-fifties and their passion for alcohol - particularly vodka - is largely to blame, according to research published on Friday.

A study of more than 150,000 people found extraordinarily high premature death rates among male Russians, some of whom reported drinking three or more bottles a week of the potent clear spirit.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Hobbies; Local News
KEYWORDS: men; russia; vodka

1 posted on 01/31/2014 11:27:37 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Well, After suffer though a Russian like winter here in the Northeast USA, One can see why they drink so much.


2 posted on 01/31/2014 11:31:32 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: nickcarraway
Love of Vodka is Killing Russian Men: Study
WOW, stop the presses! Nevvvvvv-er heard that before. Who knew?
3 posted on 01/31/2014 11:31:57 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

Dog bites man! Film at eleven.


4 posted on 01/31/2014 11:34:03 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: oh8eleven

Strelnokoff - When Work is Done

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMUCnCUbm-U


5 posted on 01/31/2014 11:34:29 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: oh8eleven

Have you seen most Russian women? I’d want a lot of vodka too.


6 posted on 01/31/2014 11:43:31 AM PST by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: nickcarraway
I think the alcoholism was worse during Soviet times. When I first arrived in Russia, vodka was about all you could drink. But, in recent years, there has been a shift towards beer and wine. Or, to whiskey.

Yes, vodka is still consumed, and is the drink of choice when making toasts, but I think Russians have become more diverse in their drinking habits.

7 posted on 01/31/2014 11:43:39 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: VA_Gentleman

I hope you don’t get all your news by watching old Wendy’s commercials!


8 posted on 01/31/2014 11:44:57 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: nickcarraway

I thought we figured this out a couple of centuries ago.


9 posted on 01/31/2014 12:16:57 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: nickcarraway

10 posted on 01/31/2014 12:26:00 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: VA_Gentleman
You mean like these?

OK, I hope you don't mind if I keep them....

11 posted on 01/31/2014 12:29:15 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

As a friend of mine said, “No matter how good they look now, in the end they all look like like bapci.” I can testify to that.


12 posted on 01/31/2014 12:35:33 PM PST by Little Bill
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To: Little Bill

You have a point. Look right behind, and to the right, of the Blonde.


13 posted on 01/31/2014 12:39:20 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: nickcarraway

I met a woman who left Russia and moved to the US about 18 years ago. She was a psychologist in her country - she became a hairstylist in the US. She now looks back on her life there amid all the despair. She recalls getting up in the morning and drinking vodka. More vodka at noon, more vodka...more vodka...
She is amazed to recall that vodka made her life better than it otherwise was - how bad would her life have been without vodka etc. She doesn’t drink it in the US unless it is at evening traditional celebrations - she doesn’t ‘need’ it. But she wonders what was so bad about her life there that made her feel that drinking vodka made it better. She can no longer remember what it was -but she remembers “we all did it” (drink like that) just to get through the day.


14 posted on 01/31/2014 12:42:48 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

When in Rome (or Moscow).


15 posted on 01/31/2014 12:45:08 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Cyber Liberty

My dear ex was 105# when we were married, she is Polish and Lithuanian, probably doing 175# NOW. The Slavs have a fat gene that turns on about 50, great people, but they become rectangular.


16 posted on 01/31/2014 12:48:18 PM PST by Little Bill
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I’m a wedding photographer. I few years ago I photographed a Russian wedding. I noticed on the tables at the reception that in place of the usual wine, that there were three bottles of vodka. I thought “no good can come from this.” I was wrong. Those people drank all that vodka and not one person looked or acted the slightest bit drunk.


17 posted on 01/31/2014 12:53:26 PM PST by The Public Eye
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To: nickcarraway

Whoa! The Russians drink?
Who knew!


18 posted on 01/31/2014 3:11:17 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: Cyber Liberty

I would surrender....


19 posted on 01/31/2014 3:12:19 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: nickcarraway

Some of my family lived in Russia for many years. It’s so sad to think of the Russian men dying young like that. They used to say the rule of thumb for a good party was how many days you could not remember.


20 posted on 01/31/2014 3:41:32 PM PST by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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” Yes, vodka is still consumed, and is the drink of choice when making toasts, but I think Russians have become more diverse in their drinking habits.”

When I was in college in early 70’s one of my friends was in the Russian Language club. He was part of a trip that the club sponsored to the Soviet Union. The stories he told when he came back were interesting.

The students went out to a restaurant one evening. There was an older couple at another table waiting for their order. To pass the time the husband went over to a vending machine that dispensed 8 oz. bottles of Vodka. By the time the food arrived he had 2 bottles in him (16 oz) on an empty stomach. He passed out face first in the Stroganoff at which time the waiters picked him up and tossed him into the street face first much to the distress of his wife.

Another time the students came back to their room and there were men going through the luggage. They wanted to call the police but the fellows going through their luggage were the police.

21 posted on 01/31/2014 4:39:04 PM PST by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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The Slavs have a fat gene that turns on about 50, great people, but they become rectangular.

LOL!!!

22 posted on 01/31/2014 5:27:06 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: nickcarraway

Being born Russian is punishment enough!


23 posted on 01/31/2014 5:35:53 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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