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(Atlas Obscura)   Farkers probably don't need vodak advice but here it is anyway   (atlasobscura.com) divider line
    More: Amusing, Russia, mini bottle of Stolichnaya vodka, Vodka, proper Russian fashion, national drink, Russian Empire, mores of Russian vodka etiquette, Patricia Herlihy  
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617 clicks; posted to Food » on 17 Jan 2022 at 5:42 AM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-17 7:31:53 AM  
I believe the link 5 down sums up the best use for vodak.
 
2022-01-17 8:38:33 AM  
Only "rules" I remember are
1) never drink without a reason - so make any old shiat up while toasting and then you have a reason!
2) in the USSR, most (all?) vodka was sold with a foil seal instead of a bottle cap. No way to close it after. This is because it is bad luck to not finish a bottle once it's started.
 
2022-01-17 9:18:41 AM  
The various Russian vodka drinking rules are in part to distinguish the drinkers from degenerate alcoholics which are a big problem in Russian culture.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-25961063
Vodka blamed for high death rates in Russia

The study, in The Lancet, says 25% of Russian men die before they are 55, and most of the deaths are down to alcohol. The comparable UK figure is 7%.

I wonder how many claim they are not real alcoholics because they often don't drink alone.
 
2022-01-17 9:34:27 AM  
Based on absolutely every previous Fark thread that mentions vodka, I assure you that most Farkers need a great deal of vodka advice, starting with "drinking a few Western brands like Grey Goose no more qualifies you to comment on vodka than drinking Bud Lite qualifies you to critique the Munich beer festival".

You're welcome.
 
2022-01-17 6:54:17 PM  
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2022-01-17 9:13:08 PM  
'never buy a mini bottle' is my first on a list. 'never buy bottom shelf' is #2.
 
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