The Secret History Of Drinking In Russia
Sergey Shakhmayev & Igor Kurukin
Is a historical analysis of the role of vodka in Russian society from time immemorial. It has always been the main source of state revenue, be it under Czar or under the Commissar, which constituted up to 70% of it.
Peter the Great has summarized this tradition in his statement: “A subject that does not drink is a nobody, because he drags the state into a deficit.”
The social and health hazards of drinking upon the generations of Russian has been proven beyond the shadow of a doubt.