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Russia in crisis as vodka runs out.
June 5, 2001 7:59 AM   Subscribe

Russia in crisis as vodka runs out. The situation is dire. Riots are threatening to break out. All because Russian businesses actually decided to obey a poorly thought out law for a change.
posted by andrewraff (3 comments total)

 
The question is, how will this affect the US vodka supply? Things are going to become hectic rather quickly around here if I cannot have my morning Stoli.
posted by donkeymon at 10:20 AM on June 5, 2001


It won't, donkeymon. In a gloriously Russian state of affairs, there's plenty of vodka: just not enough of the tax stamps to seal the bottles. And the export market (which doesn't need an excise stamp) gets all the decent stuff anyway.
posted by holgate at 7:51 PM on June 5, 2001


Russians are quite good at making bathtub hooch. Sugar sales are probably rising rapidly right now.
posted by pracowity at 11:26 PM on June 5, 2001


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