Boondoggle

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Russians can’t afford water anymore

vodkaWell, more or less.

The global financial crisis has grown so bad that Russians are cutting back on vodka.

I don’t think this has ever happened before.  Ever.  Vodka was given to Russian soldiers in World War II…the same soldiers who were being given brooms because there weren’t enough guns.  Honestly.

Look what the poor Russkies are being driven to:

Other drinkers went for anything with alcohol content, including cosmetics, perfumes and cleaning agents to bring about the same effects as vodka, whose name in Russian is the diminutive of the word for water.

It’s official.  The global financial crisis has now reached its tentacles into (Russian) life’s most basic staples.

(image from flickr user Wysz under a Creative Commons license)

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November 25, 2008 - Posted by | Russia | ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] Except it won’t work out as well as the government might hope.  A shortage of beer does not mean that young people stop drinking.  Just look what vodka-deprived Russians are turning to. […]

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