Voices From Russia, Too

Friday, 28 October 2011

28 October 2011. A Russian POV… Some Amazin’ Things About Vodka…

Russians believe that vodka is the purest alcoholic beverage in the world…

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Did you know that a litre (33.8 fluid ounces) of vodka weighs 953 grammes (2.1 pounds)?

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On 22 August 1941, Resolution nr 56200 of the State Defense Committee mandated that all the front-line fighters in the army would receive 100 grammes (3.5 fluid ounces) of vodka daily.

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Before drinking it, you should chill vodka to at least 8-10 degrees (46-50 degrees Fahrenheit). The colder you chill vodka, the more you can hide “off” tastes, so, unscrupulous watering-holes will serve poor quality rotgut vodka at very cold temperatures.

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Vodka came to Russia in 1429 from… ITALY! YOU GOT IT! Those Guinea party-animals taught us Russkies how to make and drink vodka! We’ve not looked back since…

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Vodka is at its best within 12 months of its manufacture… don’t say that I didn’t warn ya…

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