Thursday, 28 July 2011
I like how the guy in the picture has not one but TWO beers!
Remember those good ol' jokes about how Russians make their pancakes not with water but with vodka? Maybe you haven't heard of this one, or maybe you've heard of this one and some others. Bottom line: Russians are pretty much known for being alcoholics. Their "beverage of choice" is vodka. They usually drink alcohol on the way to work, after work, during work... With dinner, after dinner, before dinner as an appetizer... You name it. Russians are our alcoholic neighbors!
President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, signed a bill (later becoming a law) that classifies beer as an alcoholic beverage and not food. *sadpuppydogface* But... But... Dmitry...... Why you take beer away?
According to news articles, "Until now, anything containing less than 10% alcohol in Russia was considered foodstuff." Click here for the full story.
The article states that vodka remains a staple (*shocker*) in Russian diets (I am assuming that vodka still equals food) however, beer has increased in its popularity.
In Soviet Russia... Eh... You drink beer, now. But not between 11pm-8am.
I know it doesn't affect many people, but what do you think about this new, Russian law? America has similar laws that restrict the sales of alcohol (i.e. can't sell before 10am-ish on a Sunday), how do you feel about other countries restricting their boozing?