What do Tsars and Stalin have to do with the passion for vodka in Russia

What do Tsars and Stalin have to do with the passion for vodka in Russia

From the 15th century, drunkenness was tolerated and even encouraged;Today, 1 in 4 Russians dies before reaching age 55 from drink and cigarette

One in four men in Russia die before reaching age 55 from drink and cigaretteGetty ImagesThe family portrayed in the 1866 classic of Russian literature Crime and Punishment was the subject of another novel, which author Fyodor Dostoevsky did not publish, which was to be called The Drunks .Russian teacher and researcher Elena Vassina says that when the Bolsheviks took over the Winter Palace during the Russian Revolution in 1917, the first thing they did was run to the wineries and drink everything.In 2016, at least 58 people died in Russia after drinking, as if it were liquor, a bath lotion containing methanol or methyl alcohol.It is not without reason that the first thing that comes to mind when talking about Russia is drinking, especially vodka.In recent years, the situation has been improving to the point that the World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the country in a report on policies that worked to improve the health of its populations.However, Russians stil...


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