Thursday, January 15, 2009


If there's one thing the Russians know, it's vodka. That said, I think I'll stick to Val-U-Rite:
A vodka named after Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is struggling against the popular "Putinka" inspired by his overbearing mentor Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, a newspaper said Thursday.

"Medvedeff" vodka hit the shelves last month but has not caught on like "Putinka," which appeared shortly after Putin became president and now has 4.4 percent of Russia's vodka market, the Vedomosti business daily reported.
I wonder if there was a vodka named after Boris Yeltsin. His own consumption of the stuff probably could have accounted for a solid two percent of the market.

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